ERIC Number: ED389395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Assessment of Parental and Adolescent Verbal Interactions.
Anderson, Rhydonia H.; And Others
Verbal interactions between adolescents and their parents may affect adolescents' self-esteem and self-concept. The current development of an instrument, the Verbal Interaction Questionnaire (VIQ), was designed to measure adolescents' perceptions of their parents verbal interactions with them. Noting that the relationship between adolescents' perceptions and their parents' perceptions of verbal interactions remains unavailable in the VIQ, the VIQ was modified to assess more thoroughly the familial dynamics of the verbal interaction process. Directions and items on the VIQ were reworded to assess parents' perceptions of their verbal interactions with their adolescent children and to assess parents' perceptions of how they believed their adolescent children perceived their interactions with them. Questions dealing with conflict, anger, depression, and parenting style were added. The modifications of the VIQ should provide counselors with a tool to assist them in better dealing with adolescents experiencing family conflicts. Six references and the questionnaires are included. (AP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).