Toward a theory of family communication

Ascan F. Koerner, Mary Anne Fitzpatrick

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages70-91
Number of pages22
JournalCommunication Theory
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2002

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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, Ascan F. ; Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne. / Toward a theory of family communication. In: Communication Theory. 2002 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 70-91
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