Dependence of the Family Conflict Structure on the Personal Characteristics of Parents, Participants in Disputes About the Upbringing and Residence of the Child



A retrospective psychological analysis of materials of 102 civil matters (comprehensive judicial psychological-psychiatric examination, CJPPE) on judicial dispute about raising a child in case of separation of parents (53 fathers and 49 mothers) made it possible to identify the relationship between the individual psychological characteristics of parents and the structure of family conflict, as well as features of child-parent relationships. Revealed that the features of personal maturity in both sexes were positive and prognostically favorable both in terms of overcoming the negative effects of a divorce and in terms of preserving harmonious parent-child relationships. Negative and prognostically unfavorable predispositions can be attributed to demonstrative traits in parents of both sexes and a tendency toward affective rigidity in men. Parents with traits of personal immaturity constituted a separate group that did not intersect with carriers of other personality traits, and in general reflected the problem of unpreparedness for marriage and family relations.

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Keywords: comprehensive judicial psychological-psychiatric examination, family conflict, individual psychological characteristics of parents; child-parent relationship

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Safuanov F.S., Kulakov S. Dependence of the Family Conflict Structure on the Personal Characteristics of Parents, Participants in Disputes About the Upbringing and Residence of the Child [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 100–116. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2018070406. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Farit S. Safuanov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Chair of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Department of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Head of the Laboratory of Psychology, Federal Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Addiction of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Sergey Kulakov, Researcher of the laboratory of psychology, Federal medical research center of psychiatry and addiction of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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