CROSS‐ETHNIC FAMILY DIFFERENCES: INTERACTIONAL ASSESSMENT OF WHITE, BLACK, AND MEXICAN‐AMERICAN FAMILIES

Robert B. Hampson, W. Robert Beavers, Yosaf Hulgus

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Abstract

Previous sociological and psychological research has reported differences in patterns of interaction between ethnic groupings of families; much of this literature has been confounded by methodological shortcomings and social class differences between the ethnic groups. This study utilized observational ratings of family interactions using the Beavers Interactional Scales, comparing interactional qualities of 89 White, 79 Black, and 18 Mexican‐American families. Importantly, no significant global Competence or Style differences were found between groups, but differences in theoretically important component qualities of Competence and Style generally supported previous literature and clinical reports. Implications for therapists dealing with families of different ethnic groups are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-319
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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CROSS‐ETHNIC FAMILY DIFFERENCES : INTERACTIONAL ASSESSMENT OF WHITE, BLACK, AND MEXICAN‐AMERICAN FAMILIES. / Hampson, Robert B.; Beavers, W. Robert; Hulgus, Yosaf.

In: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1990, p. 307-319.

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Hampson, Robert B. ; Beavers, W. Robert ; Hulgus, Yosaf. / CROSS‐ETHNIC FAMILY DIFFERENCES : INTERACTIONAL ASSESSMENT OF WHITE, BLACK, AND MEXICAN‐AMERICAN FAMILIES. In: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 1990 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 307-319.
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