Front Cover
 Table of Contents
 List of Tables
 The problem
 Review of related literature
 Methodology and procedures
 Biographical sketch
 Back Cover

Title: Verbal tangential response patterns in troubled families
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00097488/00001
 Material Information
Title: Verbal tangential response patterns in troubled families
Physical Description: viii, 64 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Hiett, Russel Morris, 1946- ( Dissertant )
Stripling, Robert O. ( Thesis advisor )
Beagston, John K. ( Reviewer )
Epting, Franz R. ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1977
Copyright Date: 1977
Subjects / Keywords: Parent and child   ( lcsh )
Verbal behavior   ( lcsh )
Family psychotherapy   ( lcsh )
Counselor Education thesis Ph. D
Dissertations, Academic -- Counselor Education -- UF
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine parent-to-child tangential response patterns and child-to-parent return response styles in troubled families. Tangential responses were defined as peripheral comments on previous messages, and return responses were categorized as acceptance, withdrawal, counterdisqualification, or explicit comment. Thirty Caucasian, two-parent families who were seeking family counseling participated in the research. Both parents, the oldest child—the identified troubled child—and the next oldest child — a well sibling—were given a five minute task to plan a family activity. Part B of Watzlawick's Structured Family Interview was used. The task was conducted during the family's initial counseling session, and these four family members were left alone in the counseling office to complete the task. Reel-to-reel recording equipment in an adjacent office was used to tape the family's interaction. The tapes were transcribed and were presented to two judges who were trained with the aid of materials from authorities in the field. The judges were blind as to the purposes of the study, the identity of children's roles within the family, and each other's scoring. They scored the transcripts for parent-to-child tangentializations and for return responses to parental tangentializations. Ten of the transcripts were rescored after a two week period in order to determine intrarater reliability. Ten scored transcripts were chosen randomly to determine interrater reliability. The data were analyzed for relationships among parent sex and sibling role and sex factors with respect to tangentializations and return responses. Multivariate analyses of variance were conducted, and none of the findings was significant at the .05 level. It was suggested that several methodological problems, including the short task duration and failure to measure nonverbal communication, may have contributed to the lack of statistical significance. Future studies should include a measure of nonverbal tangentializations and a more discriminating means for authenticating well sibling and troubled child status.
Thesis: Thesis--University of Florida.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 60-63.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on World Wide Web
Original Version: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
Statement of Responsibility: by Russel M. Hiett.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00097488
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000063262
oclc - 04205523
notis - AAG8460


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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page i
        Page i-a
        Page ii
        Page iii
    Table of Contents
        Page iv
        Page v
    List of Tables
        Page vi
        Page vii
        Page viii
    The problem
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
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        Page 7
        Page 8
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    Review of related literature
        Page 10
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    Methodology and procedures
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    Biographical sketch
        Page 64
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    Back Cover
        Page 66
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