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ERIC Number: EJ832777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0360-3989
Parents Don't (Always) Know Their Children Have Been Bullied: Child-Parent Discrepancy on Bullying and Family-Level Profile of Communication Standards
Matsunaga, Masaki
Human Communication Research, v35 n2 p221-247 Apr 2009
Discrepancy between bullied victims' experience and their parents' understanding indicates underutilization of family support system, and thus presents an important risk factor. An online survey (N = 300 child-father-mother triads) was conducted to establish a framework that helps distinguish families with different child-parent discrepancy levels. This family-level variability was modeled by profiling child-father-mother triad's family communication standard (FCS) orientations. This "FCS profile" indeed distinguished families with different levels of discrepancies. Further, SEM analyses revealed that those discrepancies presented a distinct risk factor vis-a-vis effects of bullying reports per se. Finally, FCS profile had an indirect association with victims' well-being via mediation by child-parent discrepancy. These findings are discussed with regard to the role of family communication in bullied individuals' coping processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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