Family interaction relationship types and differences in parent-child interactions

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The structure of family interaction relationship types and the differences of parent-child interactions based on parent-child samples in Taiwan were examined in this study. Eight interaction relationship types were examined; empathy, constraint, compromise, acquiescence, conflict, camouflage, indifference, and defensiveness. No significant differences were found in the family interaction relationship types between sons and daughters. Mothers were found to show more empathy than fathers in family interaction relationships; while children show more constraint, compromise, and acquiescence than parents, which all contribute to harmonious family interaction relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-912
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology


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