The Relationship of Family Communication Patterns on Life Quality in Adolescents

Document Type : Original


1 Graduate Student of Health Education, Student Research Committee of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Family Counseling, Student Research Committee, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Student Research Committee, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

4 Ph.D., Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran


Aim: The purpose of this paper was to study the influence of family communication patterns on quality of life in adolescents. Methods: The research is a Cross-Sectional study (descriptive-analytical) carried out in Zahedan. Statistical population consisted of 439 high-school students who participated in our investigations through arbitrary sampling method. Family communication pattern questionnaire - based on the revised version of family communication pattern (RFCP) test was used, and, standard KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire was applied in order to analyze the quality of life. Result: Results indicated that, concerning family relation patterns, pluralistic (38, 7%) and then consensual (34, 6%) patterns assumed the largest abundance among the families. Results of enter multivariate regression analysis revealed that there is significant relationships between the independent variables of family relation patterns and all dimensions of life quality, except for the dimension of social acceptance. Also, ANOVA test showed that there is a significant relationship between adolescents’ life quality and family communication patterns (p<0/01). Conclusion: It can be generally concluded that the more family environment provides conditions for easy dialogue, the healthier and richer the children get


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