Perceived parental confirmation: Development and validation of an instrument

  title={Perceived parental confirmation: Development and validation of an instrument},
  author={Kathleen Ellis},
  journal={Southern Communication Journal},
  pages={319 - 334}
  • Kathleen Ellis
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Psychology
  • Southern Communication Journal
The purpose of this study was (a) to develop and validate a behavior‐oriented instrument based on the Cissna and Sieburg (1981) systemization of the confirmation construct, (b) to explore the extent to which young adults who perceive that their parents exhibited confirming and disconfirming behaviors feel confirmed or disconfirmed, (c) to describe confirming and disconfirming behaviors in terms of the degree of confirmation or disconfirmation that particular behaviors elicit, and (d) to examine… 
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