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An investigation on the influence of parental conflict on relationship satisfaction

Cupatela, Bianca (2019) An investigation on the influence of parental conflict on relationship satisfaction. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Conflict is a necessary and normal aspect of family life. Nonetheless, if conflict between parents is dealt in a destructive way instead of a constructive way, it can have consequences which can be both negative for both the children and their parents. The aim of this study is to investigate if parental conflict during childhood has effects on romantic relationship satisfaction in young people. Investigating if there is a gender difference in romantic relationship satisfaction in young people and if having a religious belief plays a role in high levels of romantic relationship satisfaction. This study consisted of 697 participants (males = 76; females = 621), participants were aged between 18-30 and were currently in a romantic relationship or had been one in the previous twelve months. No significant differences were found between males and females, though females scored higher by a small difference than males. No significant differences between those with or without a religious belief, though those with no religious belief scored slightly higher than those with a religious belief. Parental conflict during childhood was found to not correlate with levels of romantic relationship satisfaction in young adults.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Conflict Resolution
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:06
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 15:06
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3771

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