Family Process and Family Therapy: Three Studies Communication Deviance in Adolescence and Adulthood: A Longitudinal Study

Jeri A. Doane, Jim Mintz

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Abstract

Measures of communication deviance (CD) on the TAT were obtained for a sample of non psychotically disturbed adolescents and repeated 15 years later. For both males and females, total amount of CD significantly increased from adolescence to adulthood. The proportion of certain types of CD in an individual’s speech was relatively stable across time, but further analysis indicated that the phenomenon was significant only for the females. Low amounts of CD in adulthood were associated with absence of any psychiatric disturbance throughout the 15-year follow-up period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-13
Number of pages9
JournalPsychiatry (New York)
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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