|Author||Ling, Arthur Koon Hwai|
|Title||Marital satisfaction, parenting alliance and adolescents' well-being.|
|Institute||Thesis (M.A.) (Applied Psychology) National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University|
|Supervisor||Ong, Ai Choo|
|Call no.||HQ799.S55 Lin|
|This study explores the
parents' marital satisfaction and parenting alliance of a sample of
Singaporean adolescents, and their relationship to the well being of
The results showed that there is a positive relationship between parents' marital satisfaction and parenting alliance. Parents who are high on parental agreement are more likely to report greater marital satisfaction. In general, fathers' marital satisfaction is significantly higher than mothers' marital satisfaction. The results showed that marital satisfaction and parenting alliance are significantly related to income level and educational level for mothers, but not for fathers.
In general, adolescents who do not have any record of delinquent behaviors reported higher level of well-being than adolescents who have committed offences. Adolescents who have lower satisfaction with life are more likely to commit offences while adolescents who have higher in self-esteem are more likely to do well academically in schools.
The results further showed that
parents' marital satisfaction and parenting alliance are related to
adolescents' well-being and academic performance. There is a significant
relationship between fathers' parental alliance and adolescents' well
being, but no significant relationship was found for mothers' parenting
alliance. The parenting alliance of fathers and mothers is significantly
higher for non-delinquent youths than compared to non-delinquent or
normal youths. That is , parents who are low in parenting alliance are
more likely to have adolescents who commit offences. There are no
significant differences in marital satisfaction of fathers and mothers
between delinquent and non-delinquent youths, although fathers' and
mothers' martial satisfaction are positively and significantly
associated with adolescents' academic competence.