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Family Communication Patterns and Young Adults Relational Maintenance in Parent-Child Relationships in Japan and Thailand


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

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.

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Subject
Communication;
Individual & family studies
Classification
0459: Communication
0628: Individual & family studies
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Family communication patterns; Japan; Parent-child relationships; Relational maintenance behaviors; Thailand
Title
Family Communication Patterns and Young Adults Relational Maintenance in Parent-Child Relationships in Japan and Thailand
Author
Hirabayashi, Nobue
Number of pages
81
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
1429
Source
MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267236098
Advisor
George, Matthew
Committee member
Barnum, John; Combs, Steven
University/institution
Hawaii Pacific University
Department
Communication
University location
United States -- Hawaii
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1507110
ProQuest document ID
936797422
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/936797422
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