This study explores the relationships among collegiate forensic competitors' reported family communication patterns, parental knowledge of their forensic activities, and family communication satisfaction. Correlation (two-tailed) and multiple regression analyses suggest: (1) students tend to have more satisfying communication with their parents when students perceive that their parents know more about their participation in forensics; and (2) socio-oriented family communication patterns may better foster forensics competitors than do concept-oriented patterns. We discuss implications of these findings for family communication and forensics competitor satisfaction.
- communication satisfaction
- family communication