Toward a theory of family communication

Ascan F. Koerner, Mary Anne Fitzpatrick

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In this article, the authors develop a theory of family communication that is based on the schematic representation of relational knowledge. They discuss pertinent issues surrounding family communication and develop a general model of the role of relational schemas for interpersonal communication. Taking the specific environment of family communication into consideration, the authors then develop a theory of family communication based on a family relationship schema and describe the schema's location in cognition, its content, and its role in family communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-91
Number of pages22
JournalCommunication Theory
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2002

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Koerner, A. F., & Fitzpatrick, M. A. (2002). Toward a theory of family communication. Communication Theory, 12(1), 70-91.

Toward a theory of family communication. / Koerner, Ascan F.; Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne.

In: Communication Theory, Vol. 12, No. 1, 02.2002, p. 70-91.

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Koerner, AF & Fitzpatrick, MA 2002, 'Toward a theory of family communication' Communication Theory, vol 12, no. 1, pp. 70-91.

Koerner, Ascan F.; Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne / Toward a theory of family communication.

In: Communication Theory, Vol. 12, No. 1, 02.2002, p. 70-91.

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