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ERIC Number: ED313733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-18
Pages: 29
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Adolescent-Adult Communication: A Key to Cross-Generational Relationships.
McGahey, Nancy
This paper investigates cross-generational communication between adolescents and adults, using various published references from the fields of communication, psychology, and human development. In the first two sections ("Adult-Adolescent Role Conflicts" and "Adult-Adolescent Power Struggles") the paper argues that confusion about role definition and power struggles contribute to relational problems between these two groups, and that establishing a supportive environment, and increasing self-awareness and self-acceptance are essential elements to improving interactions between the generations. In the third section ("Communication: A Means to Better Relationships") the paper finds that problems arising from role conflicts may be reduced by practicing self-disclosure, employing active listening skills, and paying attention to message wording; and that power struggle problems may be diminished through the use of conflict management skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills. Twenty-seven references are attached. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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