Psychological scientist Robert Ackerman of the University of Texas at Dallas and colleagues wanted to examine whether positive interpersonal behaviours in families might also have long-lasting associations with future relationships.
The researchers examined longitudinal data from individuals participating in the Iowa Youth and Families Project.
Family interactions were assessed when the participants were in 7th grade. The interactions were coded for five indicators of positive engagement: listener responsiveness, assertiveness, prosocial behaviour, effective communication, and warmth-support.
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