This study investigated how young adults communicate their decision to religiously disaffiliate to their parents. Both the context in which the religious disaffiliation conversation took place and the communicative behaviors used during the religious disaffiliation conversation were studied. Research questions and hypotheses were guided by Family Communication Patterns Theory and Face Negotiation Theory. A partially mixed sequential quantitative dominate status design was employed to answer the research questions and hypotheses.
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- Comparative religion
- Individual & Family Studies
- Face Negotiation
- Family Communication Patterns
- Jehovah's Witnesses
- Latter-day Saints
- Ex-church members--Language.
- Ex-church members
- Communication in families--Psychological aspects.
- Communication in families
- Language and emotions--Psychological aspects.
- Language and emotions
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-102)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Communication