Preteens Talking to Parents: Perceived Communication and School-Based Aggression

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Craig S. Cashwell, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In order to combat escalating aggression and violence in schools, it is important to understand the relationship between intrafamilial communication and aggressive behaviors. In this study, the authors examined the link between preadolescents’ perceptions of parent- child communication and their levels ofschool-based aggressive behavior. The results indicate that perceived effective communication was highestfor mother-girl dyads, followed in order by mother-boy, father-boy, and father-girl dyads. Second, no difference between preadolescents’ levels of aggressive behaviors in school on the basis of gender of child was found. Finally, the results indicated that preadolescents’ perceptions of effective parent-child communication were negatively correlated with school-based aggression. Implications for prevention and intervention strategies are discussed.

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The Family Journal, 12, 122-128.
Language: English
Date: 2004
Preteens, Adolescents, Children, Parents, Communication, Parent-Child Communication, Aggression, School Aggression, School, Counseling, Family Counseling, Mother-Child, Father-Child, Dyadic Interactions, Open Communication, Closed Communication, Aggression Questionnaire, Parent-Adolescent Communication Scale

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