Variables differentiating affective interaction in a family therapy and a control group: Father-child welfare and mother-child emergency affect

Herta A. Guttman, William W Eaton

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In this study of 37 pre-therapy and 23 matched control families who never sought family therapy, father-child welfare affect and mother-child emergency affect were significantly higher in the control families. Control families were found generally to express more Welfare and Emergency emotion. Affective expression between parents did not significantly differentiate the groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-327
Number of pages12
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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