Facilitators of interactive problems between parents and adolescents: A qualitative study [J Psy Nurs]
J Psy Nurs. Ahead of Print: PHD-79735 | DOI: 10.14744/phd.2022.79735

Facilitators of interactive problems between parents and adolescents: A qualitative study

Maryam Modarres1, Leila Norouzi Panahi1, Hossein Namdar Areshtanab2, Seyedeh Tahereh Mirmolaei1
1Reproductive health Department, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2Department Of Mental Health And Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing And Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz University Of Medical Sciences

INTRODUCTION: Puberty is an important adjustment period for adolescents and their families. Moving from childhood to adulthood is associated with many behavioral and emotional changes. Many parents describe adolescence as the most difficult and anxiety-provoking period of their child’s life. The present study aimed to explore the Facilitators of interactive problems between parents and adolescents that Iranian parents experience in dealing with their teenage children aged 11-16 years.

METHODS: A purposive sample of 30 parents and four school counselors in four Health centers in Iran- Tabriz, was recruited. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews. The interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed manually for the following content analysis scheme.
RESULTS: After eliminating similar codes in the data analysis process, 175 codes, 27 subcategories, 9 categories, and three themes were extracted from the parents and school counselors' experiences regarding Facilitators of interactive problems between parents and adolescents. The three categories that emerged from the analysis were: (1) Individual (2) Family (3) society.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Parents’ perception of the factors that influence the development of problems between them and their adolescents, was categorized into three main themes, namely Individual, Family, and social conditions. Based on the findings, these conditions should be considered when designing suitable educational programs for promoting adolescents’ health and in implementing required family and community- based interventions to prevent issues in adulthood.

Keywords: Adolescent, Adolescent behaviors, Parenting, Qualitative research

Corresponding Author: Maryam Modarres, Iran
Manuscript Language: English
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