ERIC Number: EJ825871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Reference Count: 40
An Examination of Family Communication within the Core and Balance Model of Family Leisure Functioning
Smith, Kevin M.; Freeman, Patti A.; Zabriskie, Ramon B.
Family Relations, v58 n1 p79-90 Feb 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine family communication within the core and balance model of family leisure functioning. The study was conducted from a youth perspective of family leisure and family functioning. The sample consisted of youth (N= 95) aged 11 - 17 from 25 different states in the United States. Path analyses indicated that family communication mediated a positive relationship between family leisure variables and family functioning variables. Implications and recommendations are discussed. The addition of communication in the Core and Balance Model is recommended.
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Path Analysis, Predictor Variables, Models
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Identifiers - Location: United States