The development of family hierarchies and their relation to children's conduct problems

  title={The development of family hierarchies and their relation to children's conduct problems},
  author={Daniel S. Shaw and Michael M. Criss and Michael A Schonberg and Joy E. Beck},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  pages={483 - 500}
Despite the intuitive richness of family systems theory, relatively little research has sought to test the validity of constructs theorized to be critical in the development of children's adjustment. One such cornerstone of structural and strategic family therapy is the family hierarchy. The present study investigated both the development of hierarchical structure in families from infancy to late middle childhood and relations between strong hierarchical structure and children's conduct… 

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