Family environment and shame: is there a relationship?

  title={Family environment and shame: is there a relationship?},
  author={J Pulakos},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={52 6},
  • J Pulakos
  • Published in Journal of clinical psychology 1996
This study was designed to examine the relationship between dysfunctional families in childhood and shame experienced by adults and compare feelings of guilt and shame. The results indicated that the shame young adults feel is correlated with their perceived family environment as a child. Greater feelings of shame on the Test of Self-Conscious Affect (TOSCA) were correlated with lower Family Environment Scale scores on Cohesion, Expressiveness, Intellectual-Cultural Orientation, Moral-Religious… CONTINUE READING