ERIC Number: EJ611130
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
An Initial Test of Inconsistent Nurturing as Control Theory: How Partners of Drug Abusers Assist Their Partners' Sobriety.
Le Poire, Beth A.; Hallett, Jennifer S.; Erlandson, Karen T.
Human Communication Research, v26 n3 p432-57 Jul 2000
Discusses how inconsistent nurturing as control theory asserts that because of competing goals of nurturing and controlling, partners of drug-dependent individuals will unintentionally encourage the very behavior they are trying to extinguish through inconsistent manifestations of reinforcement and punishment. Finds that partners of substance abusive individuals can have an impact on the substance abusive behavior of their partner. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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