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1999 NCA Convention

 

Family Communication Division Sponsored Program

STAYING CONNECTED, RESOLVING GUILT, AND CHANGING IMAGES: COLORING OUTSIDE THE TRADITIONAL LINES OF FATHERHOOD

Chair: Loren O. Murfield, Eastern College

  • "Fathers Staying Connected: On the Outside Looking In." Deborah L. Whitt, Wayne State University, Ronald E. Whitt, Wayne State University
  • "Images of Fatherhood Among the Urban Poor." Benson P. Fraser, Regent University, Adam Macchi, Regent University
  • "Out, Out, Damn Spot: Non-Custodial Father's Efforts to Resolve Guilt by Coloring Outside the Lines of Traditional Fatherhood." Loren O. Murfield, Eastern College

Respondent: Bernard J. Brommel, Northeastern Illinois University


COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ON UNDERSTUDIED RELATIONSHIPS

Chair: Dawn Weber, Central Michigan University

  • "Communication in the Family System of Single Mothers by Choice." Karin E. McBride, Central Michigan University
  • "The Influence of Culture on the Conflict of Black/White Interracial Couples." Derrick Rosenoir, Central Michigan University
  • "When the Choice is Made for Her: A Study of Indian Arranged Marriages." Devika Chawla, Central Michigan University
  • "Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships: Connecting Through Storytelling." Amy S. Drenth, Central Michigan University

Respondent: Janet Yerby, Central Michigan University


TOP FOUR PAPERS IN FAMILY COMMUNICATION

Chair: Fran Dickson, University of Denver

  • "Family Privacy Dilemmas: A Communication Boundary Management Perspective." Sandra Petronio, Arizona State University, Susanne Jones, Arizona State University, Mary Claire Morr, Arizona State University
  • "Becoming a Family: Developmental Processes Represented in Blended Family Discourse." Dawn O. Braithwaite, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nancy J. Eckstein, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Tamara Golish, Luther College, Loreen N. Olson, University of Minnesota, Morris, Jack E. Sargent, Kean University, Charles E. Soukup, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Paul D. Turman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Aysel Morin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • "Nonverbal Involvement, Expressiveness, and Pleasantness as Predicted by Parental and Partner Attachment Style." Beth A. Le Poire, University of California, Santa Barbara, Carolyn A. Shepard, University of California, Santa Barbara, Ashley P. Duggan, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • "Does Communication Mediate the Association Between Personality and Marital Satisfaction? Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Explanations of How Personality Matters in Marriage." John P. Caughlin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Ted L. Huston, University of Texas, Austin, Renate M. Houts, Kent State University

Respondent: Nancy Buerkel-Rothfuss, Central Michigan University


EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONALITY

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

  • "Emotional Conveyance Between Siblings Following Parental Deaths." Barbara C. Mattingley, University of Northern Colorado, Sherilyn R. Marrow-Ferguson, University of Northern Colorado
  • "The Pendulum of Emotion in the Midst of Transition: Midlife Women's Expression of the Reconstitution of Self Within the Family." Tamara S. Bollis-Pecci, University of Denver
  • "The Expression of Emotion in Later-Life Married Men." Fran Dickson, University of Denver, Kandi L. Walker, University of Denver
  • "Alexithymia and Satisfactory Spousal Relationships." Paul L. Yelsma, Western Michigan University


COMMUNICATION, RACE, AND FAMILY: OLD PROBLEMS AND NEW DIRECTIONS

Chair: Thomas J. Socha, Old Dominion University

  • "Family Communication, Race, and Young Black Children." Jack L. Daniel, University of Pittsburgh
  • "Family Communication, Race, and Young White Children." Roberta A. Davilla, University of Northern Iowa
  • "Family Communication, Race, and Adolescents." Rhunette C. Diggs, University of Louisville
  • "Marital Communication and Race." Marianne Dainton, La Salle University
  • "Family Communication, Education and Race." Thomas J. Socha, Old Dominion University, Jennifer E. Beigle, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


COMMUNICATION AND DIVORCE: TALK IN, ABOUT, AND SURROUNDING DIVORCE

Chair: Nancy Buerkel-Rothfuss, Central Michigan University

  • "Sibling Stories of Parental Divorce: Implications for the Post-Divorce Sibling Relationship." Jennifer L. Baker, University of Texas, Austin
  • "Communication Consistency and Relational Satisfaction: Examining the Non-Custodial Father-Child Relationship Pre- and Post-Divorce." Heather M. Osterman, University of Texas, Austin
  • "Becoming Divorced: A Process Model of How Divorcing Couples Reveal and Conceal the Status of Their Relationship." Jeff S. Cook, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • "Adult Children of Divorce: Communication of Parental Divorce in Intimate Relationships." Katheryn E. Carpenter, University of Texas, Austin

Respondent: Kathleen M. Galvin, Northwestern University


ALL IN THE CULTURAL FAMILY: COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES AND INTERACTIONS WITHIN AFRICAN AMERICAN, GERMAN, JAPANESE, AND UNDOCUMENTED MEXICAN FAMILIES

Chair: Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas, Austin

  • "The Effects of Family Cohesion and Adaptability on Communication, Taboo Topics, and Satisfaction in African American Families." Donna R. Pawlowski, Creighton University, Scott A. Myers, Creighton University
  • "Family, Friends, and Foes: Undocumented Mexicans Whisper Secrets About Their Changed Family." Chad S. Thilborger, Saint Louis University
  • "The Role of Culture in Parent-Child Discipline Interactions and Research." Diane T. Prusank, University of Hartford
  • "Face and Facework in Conflicts with Parents and Siblings: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Germans, Japanese, Mexicans, and U.S. Americans."


STUDENT PAPERS IN FAMILY COMMUNICATION

Chair: Kandi L. Walker, University of Denver

  • "Maternal Reading Strategies, Child Vocabulary Scores and Socio-Economic Indicators." Laura L. Winn, University of Georgia
  • "Growing Up in Dexterville: Communication, Quest and the Search for a Masculine Identity." William Jay Baglia, University of South Florida
  • "Effects of Parental Monitoring and Involvement on Adolescent Problem Behavior." Stephen Yungbluth, University of Kentucky, Nancy G. Harrington, University of Kentucky, Steven M. Giles, Tanglewood Research, Gregory J. Feeney, University of Kentucky/Lexington Community College
  • "Coloring Outside the Methodological Lines: An Argument for the Use of Triangulation in Family Communication Research." Kandi L. Walker, University of Denver, Tamara S. Bollis-Pecci, University of Denver

Respondent: Michelle A. Miller, Penn State University


MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES ON PARENTAL INFLUENCES IN THE FAMILY

Chair: Rebecca L. Mikesell, University of Scranton

  • "The Communication of Parental Favoritism." Anne E. Lucchetti, North Carolina State University
  • "Individual and Relationship-Specific Tension and Young Adult Decisions to Seek Advice from Parents." Rhonda J. Sprague, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • "Gender and Sports: Parents' Influence on Their Children's Perceptions of Sports." Karla K. Jensen, Texas Tech University, Mary Kate Leonard, Texas Tech University
  • "Presence, Absence, or Something In-Between: An Explication of the Construct 'Father Involvement'." Jennifer M. Heisler, Michigan State University

Respondent: Thomas J. Socha, Old Dominion University


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN FAMILY COMMUNICATION

Chair: Michelle A. Miller, Penn State University

Panelists: Tiffany Townsend, Penn State University
                Tanya Afifi, Penn State University
                Michelle A. Miller, Penn State University
                Steve Duck, University of Iowa
                Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas, Austin
                Eva L. Lefkowitz, Penn State University

Respondent: Marceline E. Thompson, University of Memphis


CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY: AN EXAMINATION OF SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS

Chair: Amy M. Bippus, University of Texas, Austin

  • "Maintaining Long-Distance Sibling Relationships." Lindsay M. Timmerman, University of Texas, Austin
  • "The Everyday Interaction Rules of Young Adult Siblingship: Focus on Conflict and Dealing with Parents." Lisa A. Roghaar, University of Georgia
  • "Sibling Alliance Rules." John H. Nicholson, Angelo State University
  • "The Experience, Expression and Perceived Appropriateness of Jealousy in the Family." Krystyna S. Aune, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Jamie Comstock, University of West Florida

Respondent: Glen H. Stamp, Ball State University


MARRIAGE: ISSUES THAT RELATE TO RELATIONAL MAINTENANCE

Chair: Rick A. Buerkel, Central Michigan University

  • "Predicting Maintenance Enactment from Couple Type, Partner Behavior, and Relational Characteristics." Marianne Dainton, La Salle University, Laura L. Stafford, Ohio State University
  • "Affect and Behavioral Involvement in Spousal Complaints and Compliments." Jeanne K. Flora, California State University, Fullerton, Chris Segrin, University of Arizona
  • "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: The Role of Conflict in Later-Life Marriages." Fran Dickson, University of Denver, Tamara S. Bollis-Pecci, University of Denver, Patrick C. Hughes, University of Denver, Linda D. Manning, University of Denver, Kandi L. Walker, University of Denver, Scott D. Gratson, University of Denver
  • "Maintaining Marriages in the United States and Russia: Comparing the Influence of Maintenance Behaviors on Indicators of Marital Quality." Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch, University of Nevada, Reno, Daniel J. Weigel, University of Nevada, Reno, Marat Zaguidoulline, University of Bergen, Norway

Respondent: Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas, Austin


FAMILY SYSTEMS: AN EXPLORATION OF AFFECT AND MAINTENANCE IN THE FAMILY

Chair: Jane E. Jorgenson, University of South Florida

  • "Exploring the Affective Dimension of Relational Commitment." Daniel J. Weigel, University of Nevada, Reno, Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch, University of Nevada, Reno
  • "Cooking is Like Food for the Soul: The Cultural Maintenance of Family Identity in the Films Soul Food and Eat, Drink, Man, Woman." Tina M. Harris, University of Georgia, Rosalinda Cantu, Bowling Green State University
  • "Applying Family System Theory to the Genesis of Codependence." Katherine L. Nelson, Barry University
  • "The Inevitable Postponed: Factors that Affect the Family Disclosure of a Subsequent Pregnancy Following a Pregnancy Loss." Francine R. MacBride, Eastern Michigan University, Dennis P. Grady, Eastern Michigan University

Respondent: Paul L. Yelsma, Western Michigan University


STEPPING OVER NEW LINES: ISSUES FACING CONTEMPORARY FAMILY LIFE

Chair: Lindsay M. Timmerman, University of Texas, Austin

  • "Values Talk at Family Dinner: Variety in Content and Practice." Deborah J. Wooldridge, Coe College
  • "How Do Adolescents Resist Drug Offers from Family and What Family Factors Affect the Resistance Strategy?." Yvonne B. Kellar-Guenther, Western Illinois University
  • "Points of Convergence: The Study of Family and Television." David T. McMahan, University of Iowa
  • "Long-Distance Kin-Keeping." Erin M. Sahlstein, University of Iowa

Respondent: Carol J. Bruess, University of St. Thomas


THE EMERGENCE OF SELF THROUGH FAMILY INTERACTION: PERSONAL NARRATIVES OF FAMILY COMMUNICATION

Chair: Glen H. Stamp, Ball State University

  • "My Walk with the Venerable One." Tai Du, Ball State University
  • "An Unlikely Pair." Andrea M. McClanahan, Ball State University
  • "The Fictitious Child." Amanda M. Wilson, Ball State University
  • "My Own Words Through Different Ears." Jill McCall, Ball State University
  • "Love and Tragedy: A Narrative Analysis." Natasha Tiff, Ball State University
  • "The Kaleidoscope of Life: A Narrative Analysis." Jennifer A. Becker, Ball State University

Respondent: Glen H. Stamp, Ball State University


LOVE, COMMITMENT AND RELATIONSHIP MAINTENANCE

Chair: Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas, Austin

  • "Making Sense of Humor in Young Romantic Relationships: Understanding Partners' Perceptions." Amy M. Bippus, University of Texas, Austin
  • "Communicating Commitment in Premarital Relationships." Cailin Kulp, University of Texas, Austin
  • "Perceptions of Commitment in Marriage: Assessing the Influence of Relational Preferences." Daniel J. Weigel, University of Nevada, Reno, Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch, University of Nevada, Reno
  • "Applying a 'New' Model to the Communicative Phenomenon of Codependents' Relational Maintenance." Katherine L. Nelson, Barry University

Respondent: Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas, Austin


FAMILY SYSTEMS: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE NOTIONS OF FAMILY

Chair: Linda D. Manning, University of Denver

  • "Commodified Families." Diana L. Rehling, St. John's University
  • "The Public and Private Dialogue About the American Family on Television." Kelly J. Fudge, East Carolina University
  • "Constructing Family Identity: An Analysis of American Holiday Letters." George B. Ray, Cleveland State University, Susan B. Poulsen, Portland State University
  • "It Takes a Cyber-Village: Pregnancy Bulletin Boards as Support Communities." Lorin B. Arnold, Rowan University

Respondent: Donna R. Pawlowski, Creighton University


FAMILY SYSTEMS: STRAINS IN FAMILY BONDS

Chair: Rhonda J. Sprague, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

  • "Keeping the Relationship Alive: An Analysis of Relational Maintenance Strategies Employed by Non-Custodial Parents and Their Children Following Divorce." Candice E. Thomas-Maddox, Ohio University
  • "Describing Work and Family Conflict Situations: Sources and Strategies." Caryn E. Medved, Michigan State University, Kelly Morrison, Michigan State University, Jennifer Butler-Ellis, Michigan State University, Deidre L. Popovich, Michigan State University, Jennifer M. Heisler, Michigan State University, Amy J. Johnson, Michigan State University
  • "Take My Mother-in-Law (But Bring Her Back!): Ambivalence in In-Law Relationships." Mittie J. A. Nimocks, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Patricia Bromley, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
  • "Codependency Scale Development." Beth A. Le Poire, University of California, Santa Barbara, Margaret E. Prescott, University of California, Santa Barbara

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


ON THE INTERACTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OF "FAMILY": CONSTRUCTING FAMILY TIES AND FAMILY UNDERSTANDINGS IN TALK

Chair: Phillip J. Glenn, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

  • "The Malignancy Calls: Understanding How Families Talk Through Cancer." Wayne A. Beach, San Diego State University
  • "The Ownership of Grandchildren as an Interactional Achievement." John C. Heritage, University of California, Los Angeles
  • "Changing the Rules: College-Age Children and Their Parents Negotiating New Relational Boundaries." Shirley A. Staske, Eastern Illinois University

Respondent: Anita M. Pomerantz, Temple University

 


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