Does Marital Status of Parents Relate to Family Communication Regarding Finances?

Teresa A. Mauldin, Yoko Mimura, M. J. Kabaci, Joan C. Koonce, Michael Rupured, Jennifer W. Jordan


How do youth and parents perceive their communication with each other? How do they perceive communication about money with each other? Are there differences between married-parent families and single-parent families? The reported study examined the discrepancies in perception between parents and youth and compares these differences between married and single-parent families. Although single-parent families had greater discrepancies in perceptions regarding communication in general, there was no evidence of such differences in discrepancies regarding communication about money. The finding suggests the importance of youth development programs to provide information and encouragement to both youth and their parents.

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