ERIC Number: ED206973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
An Intergenerational Study of the Psychosocial Atmosphere in the Families of Married Couples.
Carpenter, Paul Jordan
The intergenerational systems approach predicts that family interaction styles learned in the family of origin will be perpetuated in future interpersonal relationships. To investigate the relationship between the perceptions of atmosphere in the family of origin and current family, a normative sample of married couples completed the Family Environment Scale. Husbands' ratings between current families and families of origin revealed an emphasis on personal growth dimensions, while wives emphasized relationship and systems maintenance in addition to personal growth dimensions. Couples' ratings for their current families were similar on all dimensions. Results indicate that the Family Environment Scale is a promising instrument for use in intergenerational family research. (JAC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Family Environment Scale
Note: Table 2 is of marginal reproducibility. Master's Thesis, University of Southern Mississippi.