This study was designed to introduce the construct of troubled ruminations about parents and to develop a brief screening instrument. An ethnically diverse sample of 1,376 university students completed the instrument and other measures of psychosocial functioning. Troubled ruminations about mothers and fathers were related to self-esteem, life satisfaction, psychological distress, and romantic relationship problems, and less strongly to purpose in life, friendship quality, and friendships satisfaction. Implications for counseling and future research are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Counseling and Development|
|State||Published - 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology