appicons_programming
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Authors:

  • April Masarik, Boise State Univ.
  • Rand Conger, UC Davis
Using prospective longitudinal, and multi-generational data (N=1,432), we found that negative emotionality and self-worth partially mediated the association between hostile behaviors between first-generation couples and second-generation couples. Findings suggest that individual differences in personality are shaped by early family context and can drive the transmission of relationship hostility.