Parentification and coping in Polish adolescents
Aleksandra Lewandowska-Walter , Judyta Borchet , Teresa Rostowska , Piotr Połomski , Aleksandra Peplińska
AbstractThe 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.
|Journal series||Polish Journal of Social Science, ISSN 1896-7817, (B 5 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||1|
|Keywords in English||parentification, coping strategies, adolescence, gender role, conservatism|
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