ERIC Number: ED454563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
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Perceived Family Communication Patterns and Self-Disclosure to Parents: A Study of Youngsters in Hong Kong.
Chen, Ling; Cheng, Shammy H. M.
This research investigated how family communication patterns (FCP), based on conversation-orientation and conformity-orientation, were related to youngsters' self-disclosure to their parents. Data was collected through a questionnaire survey of youngsters in Hong Kong, aged 13-24. Questionnaires were distributed to students who were studying Communication at a local university. Another group of students was recruited who had younger siblings: they took a copy of the questionnaire home for the siblings to complete. The hypotheses were confirmed that youngsters in perceived pluralistic and consensual families reported more and deeper self-disclose to their parents. It was also found that youngsters' self-disclosure to parents varied among all four types of families: pluralistic, consensual, protective, and laissez-faire. These findings from a cross-cultural study supported the conceptualization of family communication patterns. (Contains 27 references and 3 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong