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1998 NCA Convention

 

Family Communication Division Sponsored Program

NCA Short Course

TEACHING THE COLLEGE COURSE IN FAMILY COMMUNICATION

This short course will enable teachers to develop a course in family communication or to add pedagogical approaches for teaching an existing course. Participants will develop a clear rationale for the family communication course and will practice and refine several teaching tools for highlighting some of the more innovative topics in the area of family communication; for example, storytelling, technology, religion, and violence. The course takes a hands-on approach to learning and there will be a great deal of interaction during the sessions.

Instructors: Lynn H. Turner, Marquette University; Richard West, University of Southern Maine


DAWNING OF A NEW CENTURY: A DISCUSSION OF FAMILY COMMUNICATION TEXTBOOKS

Chair: Roberta A. Davilla, University of Northern Iowa

Panelists: Kathleen M. Galvin, Northwestern University
                Janet Yerby, Central Michigan University
                Lynn H. Turner, Marquette University
                Richard L. West, University of Southern Maine

Family communication textbook authors discuss changing curricular issues and the challenges of addressing these issues. Audience participation invited.


FAMILY MATTERS IN CREATING AND SUSTAINING IDENTITIES

Chair: Rhunette C. Diggs, University of Louisville

  • "The Effects of the Closet on Interpersonal Relationships: Sharing Secrets and Telling Lies." Grace M. Fala, Juniata College
  • "Family Matters in Teen's Discourse about Alcohol and Other Drug Use." Michelle A. Miller, University of Memphis
  • "Reconceptualizing Black Masculine Behavior: A Theoretic Exploration of Communicated Identities." Ronald L. Jackson II, Shippensburg University

Respondent: Gerald Handel, CUNY


FAMILY SYSTEMS: STUDIES OF METAPHOR AND STORIES

Chair: Tamara S. Bollis-Pecci, University of Denver

  • "Mommy, Tell Me a Story: Family Stories and Their Functions." Carma B. Peterson, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • "Ethnic Family Diversity: A Metaphoric Analysis of Familial Communication Across Four Cultures." Donna R. Pawlowski, Creighton University
  • "The Triple Massacre Bonds Us Together: Examining the Use of Metaphor in Family Stories." Lori A. Byers, Spalding University, Judy C. Pearson, Virginia Tech University

Respondent: Robert D. Harrison, Gallaudet University


ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES II: ISSUES AFFECTING FAMILIES OF LESBIANS

Chair: Julie W. Simanski, Des Moines Area Community College

  • "Conflict Resolution Strategies in Intimate Lesbian Relationships." Brends Ahntholz, Golden Gate University
  • "Coming Out Stories of Another Kind: A Qualitative Study of Violence in Lesbian Intimate Relationships." Anthony Weeks, Coro Fellow in Public Affairs
  • "Family's Role in the 'Coming-Out' Process of Lesbians." Julie W. Simanski, Des Moines Area Community College
  • "The Nature and Function of Fusion in the Dynamics of Lesbian Family Relationships." Kathryn Greene, East Carolina University, Vickie Causby, East Carolina University, Diane H. Miller, East Tennessee State

Respondent: Richard L West, University of Southern Maine


CHILDREN IN FAMILIES: STUDIES OF SIBLINGS, WORK, AND POST-DIVORCE

Chair: Stacy L. Young, University of Texas, Austin

  • "Interpersonal Communication Motives in the Sibling Relationship." Matthew M. Martin, West Virginia University, Kelly A. Rocca, West Virginia University, Carolyn M. Anderson, University of Akron
  • "Children's Understanding of Work: A Longitudinal Investigation." Margaret E. Algren, Kent State University, Margaret Finucane, Kent State University
  • "Socioemotional Behavior in Divorced Families: Its Influence on Adult Children's Satisfaction." Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas, Austin, Jennifer L. Baker, University of Texas, Austin

Respondent: Nancy Buerkel-Rothfuss, Central Michigan University


ADOLESCENTS IN FAMILIES: STUDIES OF DECEPTION, CONSUMING, AND ESTEEM

Chair: Kandi L. Walker, University of Denver

  • "Talking to Adolescents About How and Why They Deceive Their Parents." Dennis P. Grady, Eastern Michigan University, Michael Tarr, Eastern Michigan University
  • "Chinese Family Consumer Socialization: A Study of Chinese Urban Adolescents' Involvement in Family Purchasing Activities." Qingwen Dong, University of The Pacific, Xiaobing Cao, University of the Pacific
  • "Testing a Preliminary Model: Perceived Parental Communication and Young Adults' Self Esteem." Lynne M. Webb, University of Memphis, Tamara S. Bollis-Pecci, University of Denver, Kandi L. Walker, University of Denver

Respondent: Gail G. Whitchurch, Indiana University-Purdue University


FAMILY STORIES AS SITES OF MEANING, PERFORMANCE, AND THEORY

Chair: Janet S. Hinton, Mississippi State University

  • "Cultural Themes in Family Stories." Pamela J. Benoit, University of Missouri, Kimberly A. Kennedy, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • "Family Stories in Performance: A Proposal for Scripting Superordinate Research Narratives." Michelle A. Miller, University of Memphis
  • "Stories During the Transition to Parenthood." Glen H. Stamp, Ball State University
  • "A Performative Theory of Family Storytelling." Kristin M. Langellier, University of Maine, Eric E. Peterson, University of Maine

Respondent: Lynn H. Turner, Marquette University


FAMILY SYSTEMS: RESEARCHING FAMILY SECRETS

Chair: Nancy J. Eckstein, Northern Michigan University

  • "Family Secrets and the Disclosure of Self." Leda M. Cooks, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • "Secrets in the Family: A Systems Theory Perspective." Karen T. Erlandson, University of California, Santa Barbara, Beth A. Le Poire, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • "Family Secrets: The Impact on Family Cohesiveness." Tanya Afifi, University of Arizona

Respondent: Michelle A. Miller, University of Memphis


WORK AND FAMILY: A COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVE

Chair: Timothy D. Stephen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • "Public Discourse and Personal Accounts: Work and Parenting as a Model for the Private Management of Culturally Contested Meanings." Annis G. Golden, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • "Family as a 'Silence' in the Conversation of Work." Jane E. Jorgenson, University of South Florida
  • "Making Children Visible (or Invisible): Family Talk and the Ties to Motherhood with/in the Workplace." Bonnie S. Farley-Lucas, Southern Connecticut State University
  • "When God's Work Takes Over Family Time: Clergy Couples Coping with Congregational Intrusions." Marilyn E. Fuss-Reineck, Concordia University, St. Paul

Respondent: Glen H. Stamp, Ball State University


FAMILIES: STUDIES OF CONFLICT, VIOLENCE, AND A STRATEGY TO INITIATE TROUBLES TALK

Chair: Jill E. Rudd, Cleveland State University

  • "Positive and Negative Outcomes of Marital Conflict." Larry Ebert, Cleveland State University
  • "Communicating Perceptions of Interpersonal and Impersonal Violence." Barbara S. Moyer, Bowling Green State University
  • "Did you Hear the One About?: Typological and Spousal Differences in the Planning of Jokes and the Use of Humor to Initiate Discussion of Problems in Marriage." James M. Honeycutt, Louisiana State University, Renee Brown, Communication Consultant, New Orleans

Respondent: Kathleen M. Galvin, Northwestern University


TOP THREE PAPERS IN FAMILY COMUNlCATION

Chair: Cynthia Burggraf Torppa, Torppa Psychological and Counseling Services

  • "Subtle Shades of Siblingship: A Thematic Content Analysis of Young Adult Siblings' Rule-related Conversations." Lisa A. Roghaar, Emerson College
  • "Telling the Stories of Our Lives: Relational Maintenance as Illustrated Through Family Communication." Lori A. Byers, Spalding University, Judy C. Pearson, Virginia Tech University
  • "The Use of Maintenance Behaviors in Marriage: Comparing the Roles of Investment and Relational Dimenions." Daniel J. Weigel, University of Nevada, Reno, Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch, University of Nevada, Reno

Respondent: Glen H. Stamp, Ball State University


THROUGH VARIED LENSES: EXPLORING THE COMMUNICATION OF FAMILIES WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

Chair: Dawn R. Weber, Central Michigan University

  • "Losing Davie." Wendy Lynn Day, Central Michigan University
  • "A Reflexive Account of Researching a Death in the Family." Dawn Dandy, Central Michigan University
  • "Kay Lynn: Sister of Shadow." Janelle Hiszak, Central Michigan University
  • "The Lies that Bind." Linda Delos Santos, Central Michigan University

Respondent: Janet Yerby, Central Michigan University


DAWNING OF A NEW CENTURY: TOWARD A CHILD-CENTERED APPROACH TO FAMILY COMMUNCIATION

Chair: Thomas J. Socha, Old Dominion University

  • "Preventing Violence." Steven R. Wilson, Northern Illinois University
  • "Developmental Approach." Julie Yingling, Humboldt State University
  • "Family Evolution." Beth J. Haslett, University of Delaware
  • "Children as Communicators." Wendy Samter, University of Delaware
  • "Socialization of Children's Communication Skills." Brant R. Burleson, Purdue University


MARRIAGE: STUDIES OF VARIOUS PROBLEMS-ALCOHOLISM, ILLNESS, AND VIRTUAL INFIDELITY

Chair: Karyl E. Sabbath, Otterbein College

  • "Alcoholics' Partners Use Differentially Effective Persuasive Strategies Depending on Drinking Patterns." Beth A. Le Poire, University of California, Santa Barbara, Kirstie Cope, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • "Exploration of Relational Stories in Marriages: The Social Construction of Health and Illness." Kandi L. Walker, University of Denver
  • "Sleepless in Denver: Theoretical and Legal Implications of Virtual Infidelity." Sherilyn R. Marrow-Ferguson, University of Northern Colorado, Stanley M. Morris, Cortez, Colorado

Respondent: Marianne Dainton, La Salle University


MARRIAGE: STUDIES OF THE DIVISION OF LABOR, EXPECTATIONS, AND MANAGING TO LIKE EACH OTHER

Chair: Sally M. Vogl-Bauer, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

  • "'Why Keep Score'? Implications of Muted Group Theory for Communication Difficulties in the Gendered Division of Labor." Catherine S. Ashcraft, University of Colorado, Denver
  • "Met/Unmet Expectations of Maintenance Activities and Sex, Relational Stage, and Satisfaction." Marianne Dainton, La Salle University
  • "Nonverbal Immediacy Communication Behaviors and Liking in Marital Relationships." Lois L. Hinkle, West Virginia University

Respondent: Sherilyn R. Marrow-Ferguson, University of Northern Colorado


PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS: STUDIES OF PUNISHMENT, AFFECTION, INTIMACY, AND ABSENCE

Chair: Rick A. Buerkel, Kent State University

  • "Corporal Punishment and Communication in Father-Son Dyads." Dominic A. Infante, Kent State University, Jeffrey W. Kassing, Saint Cloud State University, Kevin J. Pearce, Kent State University
  • "Affectionate Communication Between Fathers and Adult Sons: Forms, Antecedents, and Relational Outcomes." Kory Floyd, University of Arizona
  • "The Father-Daughter Relationship: Communication of Intimacy and Relational Satisfaction." Jennifer M. Heisler, Michigan State University
  • "I Had Multiple Mothers: Father Absence and Maternal Presence in Susanna's Story." Barbara J. Jago, University of South Florida

Respondent: Fran Dickson, University of Denver

 


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