Expanding the conceptual and empirical boundaries of family communication patterns: The development and validation of an Expanded Conformity Orientation Scale

Haley Kranstuber Horstman, Paul Schrodt, Benjamin Warner, Ascan F Koerner, Ryan Maliski, Alexie Hays, Colleen Warner Colaner

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Abstract

Family communication patterns theory (FCPT) explores how family members communicate to creat. shared social reality via conversation and conformity orientations. Recently, scholars have noted that the current conceptualization and operationalization of conformity orientation is unnecessarily narrow in scope by representing conformity as controlling and repressive, rather than as cultivating homogenous attitudes, beliefs, and values among family members. To address these concerns, we tested the factor structure of the most common measure in FCPT research, the Revised Family Communication Patterns scale (Study One). Based on theoretical and methodological concerns that emerged from Study One, we then created and validate. new scale in Study Two–the Expanded Conformity Orientation Scale (ECOS). Findings from Study Two demonstrated concurrent and discriminant validity. Implications for the use of the ECOS in future studies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-180
Number of pages24
JournalCommunication Monographs
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2018

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Expanding the conceptual and empirical boundaries of family communication patterns : The development and validation of an Expanded Conformity Orientation Scale. / Horstman, Haley Kranstuber; Schrodt, Paul; Warner, Benjamin; Koerner, Ascan F; Maliski, Ryan; Hays, Alexie; Colaner, Colleen Warner.

In: Communication Monographs, Vol. 85, No. 2, 03.04.2018, p. 157-180.

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Horstman, Haley Kranstuber ; Schrodt, Paul ; Warner, Benjamin ; Koerner, Ascan F ; Maliski, Ryan ; Hays, Alexie ; Colaner, Colleen Warner. / Expanding the conceptual and empirical boundaries of family communication patterns : The development and validation of an Expanded Conformity Orientation Scale. In: Communication Monographs. 2018 ; Vol. 85, No. 2. pp. 157-180.
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