Family Communication Patterns

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In a monopoly pattern of family communication, where does authority rest?

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1. Which is the opposite of the monopoly pattern, in which all individuals share in decision-making?

2. In a balanced split pattern, which family member holds the authority?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions contained in this quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of family communication patterns. This assessment includes information about communication patterns with the lowest level of conflict.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • Where authority rests in a monopoly pattern of family communication
  • Opposite of the monopoly pattern where all individuals share in decision-making
  • Family member that holds the authority in a balanced split pattern
  • How the authority or power of the head of the family in an unbalanced split is different from the authority of the head of the family in a monopoly
  • Communication pattern most likely to have the lowest level of conflict

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about family communication patterns
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a monopoly pattern of family communication and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding communication patterns likely to have the lowest level of conflict

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the related lesson titled Family Communication Patterns. This lesson covers the following:

  • Study of information exchange within a family unit
  • Monopoly versus equality
  • Challenging authority
  • Healthy and respectful communication
  • Four common patterns of communication
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