ERIC Number: ED036015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Family Concepts and Emotional Disturbance in the Families of Disturbed Adolescents with Normal Siblings. Research Report, Vol. 5 No. 3.
Novak, Arthur L.; van der Veen, Ferdinand
To investigate the hypothesis that the degree of disturbance shown by a child is a function of his perception of family adjustment, two groups of 13 families each were studied. Subjects were adolescent patients, normal siblings, parents, and a normal control group of adolescents and parents. Perceptions of the family and ideal family were obtained on the Family Concept Q Sort. Patients were significantly lower than their siblings on perceived family adjustment and satisfaction while normal siblings did not differ significantly from normal controls. Parents of patients scored lower than parents of normal controls. Clinic parents both saw the family as unrelaxed; they perceived involvement and sociability but not an effective or interpersonally satisfying social unit. (Author/RJ)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Family Attitudes, Family Environment, Family Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Perception
Research Program in Child Development, 232 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, IL.
Note: Based on a paper presented at the 1968 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association