Portland State University. School of Social Work
Lewis H. Curtis
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (231 pages)
Interpersonal communication, Social perception, Teenage girls, Parent and child, Children and adults
The interaction between troubled adolescents and the adult world is generally characterized as laden with ambiguity and conflict, and is rarely seem as productive or mutually satisfying. This research project is an attempt to study the way in which this interaction is perceived by a group of female adolescents involved in the Bridge, a short-term residential program for girls in a state of early crisis as demonstrated by runaway behavior. This study specifically focuses on communication behaviors of parents and of adults other than parents as perceived by the adolescent upon her entry into The Bridge and at her release from the program.
Adams, Pat and Summers, Marion, "An exploratory study of adolescent perceptions of communication behavior" (1977). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1904.