Disagreements And Conflicts
In contrast, the frequency of conflict measures the number of daily disagreements, regardless of emotional valence. Previous studies suggest that youth reports of conflicts with mothers and fathers do not predict negativity relationships in these relationships (Smetana, Boucher & Campione-Barr, 2004). In this study, the simultaneous associations between these variables were modest (see Table 1). The correlations between the frequency of conflicts and the two subscales that make up relational negativity were virtually identical, and the r-to-z transformations did not reveal statistically significant differences in the size of these correlations. Nevertheless, additional regression analyses were performed, in which each negativity-subscale score was replaced separately by the composite score.