Need satisfaction as a mediator of associations between interparental relationship dimensions and autonomy supportive parenting: a weekly diary study

Koçak, Aylin and Mouratidis, Athanasios and Uçanok, Zehra and Selçuk, Emre and Davies, Patrick T. (2020) Need satisfaction as a mediator of associations between interparental relationship dimensions and autonomy supportive parenting: a weekly diary study. Family Process (SI), 59 (4). pp. 1874-1890. ISSN 0014-7370 (Print) 1545-5300 (Online)

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Abstract

Guided by the self-determination theory, this weekly diary study tested a process model in which week-to-week mother-reported interparental conflict and perceived partner responsiveness were associated with maternal autonomy support by means of maternal psychological need satisfaction. During six consecutive weeks, 258 mothers (Mage = 41.71 years) and their 157 adolescents (51.4% females, Mage = 14.92 years) from Turkey provided weekly reports of the study variables via an online survey. Multilevel analyses showed that maternal need satisfaction was predicted by lower levels of inter- parental conflict and greater levels of perceived partner responsiveness. Maternal need sat- isfaction, in turn, was positively associated with maternal and adolescent reports of maternal autonomy support. Further, these week-to-week associations were partly moder- ated by maternal perfectionism. The results underscore the dynamic nature of the intra- family relationships, the important role of particular conditions in which mothers may become more autonomy supportive, and the necessity to consider mother’s personal charac- teristics while examining these dynamics.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interparental Conflict; Perceived Partner Responsiveness; Spillover Hypothesis; Self‐ Determination Theory; Maternal Autonomy Support
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Psychology
Depositing User: Emre Selçuk
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2021 18:10
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:23
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/41437

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