The relationship between interparental conflict and emotional insecurity in emerging adulthood: the moderator role of intrinsic religiosity

Göz-Çengelli B., EROĞLU ADA F.

Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19349637.2023.2256324
  • Journal Name: Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, ATLA Religion Database, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Psycinfo
  • Keywords: emerging adulthood, Emotional insecurity, interparental conflict, perceived parental internal religiosity, personal intrinsic religiosity
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Emotional security theory explains effects of interparental conflict (IPC) on family relationships. Further, relations between religiosity and marriage have been investigated. The aim of the current study is to establish a relationship between these two separate lines of research. We examined perception of IPC and emotional insecurity among emerging adults and how personal and perceived parental intrinsic religiosity (IR) moderated the association between IPC and emotional insecurity. First, the higher the IPC, the higher the scores on emotional insecurity. Second, moderator effects were found for both personal and perceived paternal IR. The findings implicated a protective role IR against IPC.