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The role of parent-adolescent conflict and social support in predicting student's existential crisis

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.7, No. 2)

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Page : 53-63

Keywords : Social support; Family conflict; Existential psychology; Students;

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Introduction: Existential crisis and parent-adolescent conflict are two concepts which are entangled because they are associated with each other, in this regard social support can play a significant role in improving the crisis. Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of parent-adolescent conflict and social support in predicting existential crisis in students. Method: The method of this study is categorized as a descriptive correlational. The study population include all 12th grade students in Sanandaj that 175 of them were selected by randomized cluster sampling. Questionnaires of Parent-Adolescent Conflict of Strauss (1990), Family Social Support of Pss_ Fr (1983) and Existential Crisis of Ahmadi and Dastgheib (1994) were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis by SPSS-22 software. Results: The results revealed a significant positive relationship between parent-adolescent conflict and existential crisis (P<0.01). There was also a negative and significant relationship between social support and the existential crisis (P<0.01). The results of regression analysis also show that 23% of the variance of students' existential crisis is significantly explained by the variables of parent-adolescent conflict and social support. Conclusion: To conclude, it can be said that family conflicts as well as the way of supporting others can predict the existential crisis of students.

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