comm100exam3.docx - Comm100 Exam 3 Study Guide Family Communication Scholars have identified two defining functions of family nurturing and control o A

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Comm100 Exam 3 Study Guide Family Communication Scholars have identified two defining functions of family: nurturing and control o A family provides goods for its members in the forms of emotional support, educational support, and financial support o Family also exerts control over its members, not only in the form of parent/child behavioral control, but also in the form of socialization towards the world and in the form of enacting and disciplining social rules for the way family life and relationships are conducted Family privacy issues o All family members must negotiate quite frequently about privacy and its violation o There are often issues of communication boundary management and privacy management most often related to personal information that specific persons or members may have and that others do not know o Family secrets may exist that members agree to conceal from other people outside the family group; such secrets can be either toxic or bonding Communication privacy management theory o Information boundaries o Control and ownership of information o Formulation of rules o Dialectical pressure Family structure and communication o Koerner and Fitzpatrick’s typology of families: family communication along two dimensions: conformity orientation and conversation orientation o Conformity orientation - degree to which families stress homogeneity or alignment of values, beliefs, and attitudes o Conversation orientation - degree to which families encourage participation and interaction among members o These two dimensions create a four-category typology of families, where families score either high or low on the two dimensions. Family types (Koerner & Fitzpatrick) o Protective families High in conformity and low in conversation orientation Parents rule and do not include other members in conversations or decision making All members are expected to conform to the same set of values and beliefs o Pluralistic families Low in conformity and high in conversation orientation

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