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Predictors of Family Functioning Within Alcoholic Families
Contemporary Family Therapy (2002)
  • Patrick Johnson, Portland State University
This study assessed the effects of various predictor variables on dimensions of functioning within alcoholic families. Participants were 173 college student volunteers from alcoholic families who completed a measure of family functioning, demographic questions, and questions related to experiences in their families of origin. Child abuse, spousal violence, parental divorce, length of time living with an alcoholic parent, parental marital status, and parental availability and predictability significantly affected family functioning, whereas frequency of parental drinking did not. Results suggest that quality of parental interactions with children is more important for functioning in alcoholic families than frequency of parental drinking.
  • Alcoholism -- case studies,
  • Family therapists -- Family relationships,
  • Counseling -- Research -- Case studies
Publication Date
June, 2002
Publisher Statement
Copyright (2002) Springer
Citation Information
Patrick Johnson. "Predictors of Family Functioning Within Alcoholic Families" Contemporary Family Therapy Vol. 24 Iss. 2 (2002) p. 371 - 384
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