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Relationship quality and goal agreement among emerging adults and their parents

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Description: Two hundred eight parent-child dyads (N = 416) participated in the current study, which examined the link between goal agreement and perceived conflict within their relationships. Undergraduate participants (91 male, 117 female) completed a demographic form, a 65-item goal measure, and the PACHIQ-R, a measure of conflict and acceptance between each parent and child. Parents (98 fathers, 110 mothers) were asked to rate the importance of the same 65 goal items in the way that they thought their child should rate them. Overall goal agreement between parents and children was found to be moderately high and significant. It was also found that those parent-child dyads who experienced less conflict tended to have higher goal agreement, whereas those parents and children who evidenced a higher level of conflict had a lower level of goal agreement. These findings provide further evidence for the link between interpersonal relationships and the personality construct of goals.
Language: English
Format: Degree Work