Designing the Internalizing Behavior Model of Adolescents Based on the Family Environment with the Mediating Role of Coping Responses

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. student general psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Hormozgan , Bandar Abbas, Iran


Aim: The present study was conducted with the aim of designing a model of adolescent internalizing behavior based on the family environment with the mediating role of coping responses. Method: The research method was descriptive and structural equation modeling. The statistical population of the current study was all the male and female students of the second secondary level in the 3rd district of Tehran in the year 1400. The number of sample people was 400 students who were selected by cluster method (4 schools). The research tools included the list of child behavioral disorders (Achenbach, 1991), the family environment questionnaire (Radolph Moss and Pernice Moss, 1976) and the coping strategies questionnaire (Lazarus and Folkman, 1988). The collected data were analyzed by structural equation modeling method. Results: The results of data analysis showed that the model has a good fit, The results showed that the family environment had no direct effect on internalizing behavior, the relationship between family environment and internalizing behavior is directly equal (t = -1.42 and β = -0.08). Conclusion: Therefore, the hypothesis raised in connection with the existence of a direct effect of the family environment on the internalizing behavior of adolescents is rejected with 95% certainty. Also, the indirect effect of the family environment on the internalizing behavior of adolescents through coping strategies is confirmed with 95% confidence (p<0.05).


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