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ERIC Number: ED089178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 9
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Conflict Between the Parents of Schizophrenics.
A 70 item card-sort, the Conflict in Marriage Scale (CIMS), was devised to compare martial dissension, conflict involving children, and dominance reported by parents of schizophrenics (S) , MALADJUSTED (M), and community (C) young people. Each of the 77 middle class families had at least two children aged 13 through 27, with index patients 15 through 25. The M and S pairs reported more conflict than C couples. Patterns of child conflict varied distinctly among the three groups, with M pairs reporting the highest amount, and S couples acknowledging slightly less conflict involving their non-schizophrenic children than C pairs. The schizophrenic index was involved in significantly more parental dissension than his next-of-age sibling. Parent-child alliances varied in terms of sex and indexicity among the diagnostic groups, with S mothers reporting considerable support from their daughters and little from schizophrenic sons. Certain item responses indicated that S wives were more likely than other women to yield to their husbands in argument. Weighted responses to test items enabled highly accurate predictions of the diagnostic group to which each subject belonged, provided sex was known in advance (discriminant function analysis). (Author)
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