Parental communication deviance: Its relationship to parent, child, and family system variables

Dawn Velligan, Andrew Christensen, Michael J. Goldstein, Gayla Margolin

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Abstract

Audiotape recordings of family interaction samples from 30 nondistressed and 32 multiproblem families were coded for communication deviance (CD). Maternal CD was found to be higher in families high on measures of "preschizophrenic" child behavior, externalizing or "acting out" offspring behavior, overall family distress, and maladaptive marital and family alliance structures. Paternal CD was found to be higher in families in which offspring were rated high on externalizing behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-325
Number of pages13
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Interactional communication deviance
  • child behavior problems
  • family system distress
  • marital distress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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