Family Communication Patterns and Young Adults Relational Maintenance in Parent-Child Relationships in Japan and Thailand
This study examined family communication patterns and relational maintenance behaviors in parent-child relationships by using the Revised Family Communication Patterns Instrument (Fitzpatrick & Ritchie, 1990) and the Relational Maintenance Strategies Instrument (Stafford & Canary, 1991) across two countries: Japan and Thailand. This study found that the Thai participants had both higher conversation orientation scores and conformity orientation scores than the Japanese participants. Moreover, family types in Japan were more likely laissez-faire and protective families, while family types in Thailand were more likely consensual and protective families. In addition, the Japanese participants had lower use of relational maintenance behaviors with their families than the Thai participants. The conversation orientation and relational maintenance behaviors in Japan and Thailand were moderately correlated with each other, whereas the conformity orientation and relational maintenance behaviors in Japan and Thailand were not correlated with each other.
Individual & family studies
0628: Individual & family studies