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ERIC Number: ED077059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 20
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An Application of Force Aggregate Theory in Family Communication Networks.
Fontes, Norm; And Others
This study explores the effect that divorce has upon interpersonal influence in family communication directed at children. A paradigm utilizing Woefel's Forced Aggregate theory was developed for exploration of the problem area. A number of practical and theoretical implications are presented. The research is intended to have far-reaching theoretical benefit for the social sciences in general in terms of information theory and network analysis. Its social significance lies in its applicability to a very severe problem area in society, namely a method by which courts can review their initial custodial decisions at a later point in time to determine whether the original decision should be modified because of changes in the family system. The possibility exists that this research may shed light on the causes of juvenile delinquency in such areas as illegal drug usage and vandalism. (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Assn. (Montreal, April 1973)