Family Communication Patterns and Competitor Satisfaction: A National Survey of Collegiate Forensics Participants

David E. Williams, Patrick C. Hughes

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalArgumentation and Advocacy
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • communication satisfaction
  • family communication
  • forensics

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