Parentification and coping in Polish adolescents

Aleksandra Lewandowska-Walter , Judyta Borchet , Teresa Rostowska , Piotr Połomski , Aleksandra Peplińska


The aim of the study was to explore the relationships between the level of parentification characteristics and coping strategies in the group of Polish teenage girls and boys. The results indicated that girls are more likely to experience emotional parentification whereas boys tend to experience instrumental parentification. In addition, both groups seemed to be reluctant to taking care for siblings. The more consistent with the conservative gender stereotype their roles and tasks were, the easier they were to cope. The obtained results indicate that when working with adolescents who experience parentification it is worth taking into account the fact that due to their gender, young people may apply different coping strategies and perform other duties in their families. However, it should be taken into account that these relationships can be shaped, for instance, through cultural differences and the parental traits such as their attitudes and views.
Author Aleksandra Lewandowska-Walter (FSS/IPsych/DRFQL)
Aleksandra Lewandowska-Walter,,
- Division of Research on Family and Quality of Life
, Judyta Borchet (FSS/IPsych)
Judyta Borchet,,
- Institute of Psychology
, Teresa Rostowska (FSS/IPsych/DRFQL)
Teresa Rostowska,,
- Division of Research on Family and Quality of Life
, Piotr Połomski (FSS/IPsych/DPS)
Piotr Połomski,,
- Division of Psychometrics and Statistics
, Aleksandra Peplińska (FSS/IPsych/DEPOP)
Aleksandra Peplińska,,
- Division of Economic Psychology and Organizational Psychology
Journal seriesPolish Journal of Social Science, ISSN 1896-7817, (B 5 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets1.00
Keywords in Englishparentification, coping strategies, adolescence, gender role, conservatism
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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