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Father-Daughter Relationships: Examining Family Communication Patterns

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On top of that, this may be causing communication problems between daughters and fathers. In the study “Father-Daughter Relationships: Examining Family Communication Patterns and Interpersonal Communication Satisfaction,” researchers examined this very question. Sadly, the issue of family communication being up-tight seems to impact both the parents and children long past childhood consumer periods. This father daughter study discovered that “Research has shown that daughters who are dissatisfied with their communication interactions with their fathers are more likely to be involved with bad peer relation- ships, have unpleasant romantic endeavors, and make poor or life-threatening decisions” (Punyanunt, Narissra, 23). Research in this field…show more content…
As one last bit if evidence that the mass consumer advertising aimed at children is causing gender roles in the children, the same study that found the father daughter communication problems discovered most of those same fathers had no communication issues with their sons (Punyanunt, Narissra, 24-26). While the study does not show what the fathers and sons bonded over, I cannot help but wonder, if the fathers and the sons bonded over male gender based consumption like sports or super…show more content…
This is particularly so when children reach adolescence and begin to establish a clearer sense of their own identity and their ability to make decisions for themselves” (Jackson, Bijstra, 305). This makes sense, especially in more traditional institutions, where children were able to develop an identity within the family and within the communication matrix as opposed to how it is now. However, as if now, something foreign like the consumer markets interferes with adolescents or even with earlier children, how does that impact the identity formation of children, and their ability to communicate?
We have already seen that sexism can inform a young child’s identity as a result of the mass market, and that can cause gender role formation, and cause problems with parent child communication. This “shopping” gender role doesn’t seem limited to just issues involving consumerism or purchasing. Rather the sexism learned from the market seems to cause the entire identity structure of the young person to conform to sexist ideas. For adolescents report that they “talk more with mother than with father and most adolescents, particularly girls, see mother as more understanding and accepting, while fathers tend to be regarded as judgmental, more inclined to impose authority and less willing to discuss emotional or personal issues” (Jackson, Bijstra
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