ERIC Number: EJ860182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Reference Count: 38
Communicative Correlates of Satisfaction, Family Identity, and Group Salience in Multiracial/Ethnic Families
Soliz, Jordan; Thorson, Allison R.; Rittenour, Christine E.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n4 p819-832 Nov 2009
Guided by the Common Ingroup Identity Model (S. L. Gaertner & J. F. Dovidio, 2000) and Communication Accommodation Theory (C. Shepard, H. Giles, & B. A. LePoire, 2001), we examined the role of identity accommodation, supportive communication, and self-disclosure in predicting relational satisfaction, shared family identity, and group salience in multiracial/ethnic families. Additionally, we analyzed the association between group salience and relational outcomes as well as the moderating roles of multiracial/ethnic identity and marital status. Individuals who have parents from different racial/ethnic groups were invited to complete questionnaires on their family experiences. Participants (N = 139) answered questions about relationships with mothers, fathers, and grandparents. The results of the multilevel modeling analyses are discussed in terms of implications for understanding multiracial/ethnic families and family functioning.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Correlation, Satisfaction, Family (Sociological Unit), Identification (Psychology), Interpersonal Communication, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Predictor Variables, Family Relationship, Questionnaires, Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, Parent Child Relationship, Racial Differences
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