Structural analysis of families with a polydrug-dependent, bulimic, or normal adolescent daughter.

@article{Ratti1996StructuralAO,
  title={Structural analysis of families with a polydrug-dependent, bulimic, or normal adolescent daughter.},
  author={Luca Ratti and Linda L. Humphrey and John S. F. Lyons},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={
          1255-62
        }
}
This study compared perceived relationships and interaction patterns among 44 families with externalizing (polydrug-dependent), internalizing (bulimic), or normal adolescent daughters. Data from L.S. Benjamin's (1974) structural analysis of social behavior rating scales and observational coding system were subjected to a pattern analysis of effect sizes. Results revealed that families of polydrug-dependent girls were less well attached and less autonomous than were families of daughters with… CONTINUE READING

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