Assaultive adolescents: family decision-making parameters.


Journal Article

This article presents the results of a pilot study that investigated the family decision-making styles of families with a violent adolescent (17) and families with a normal adolescent (12). The results, utilizing an unrevealed differences family interactional test, showed that families with an assaultive teenager when contrasted with normal families had: (a) less agreement when making choices as a group; (b) less agreement between mother and violent son when making choices about activities; (c) sons who had less influence in the families' choice of activities; and, (d) mothers who "dictated" the families' decisions more often. The meanings of these findings and others are discussed by the authors as they relate to the problem of assaultive youths.

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Cited Authors

  • Harbin, HT; Madden, DJ

Published Date

  • March 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 118

PubMed ID

  • 6840257

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6840257

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-5300

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-7370

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1545-5300.1983.00109.x


  • eng