Mexican American Adolescent Couples Communicating About Conflict

@article{Rueda2016MexicanAA,
  title={Mexican American Adolescent Couples Communicating About Conflict},
  author={Heidi Adams Rueda and Lela Rankin Williams},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={375 - 403}
}
Using observational methods on a small sample of committed Mexican American couples (N=10, ages 15-17, M length of relationship = 26.5 months), we describe and categorize developmental and cultural communication patterns concerning the negotiation of conflict issues. Videotaped dyadic interactions were transcribed and qualitatively coded using iterative confirmatory and exploratory approaches. Quantitative indicators confirmed the categorization of couples into discourse styles, as well as… 

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