Summary: Effects Of A Hurtful Family Environment

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Miranda Rawson
Effects of a Hurtful Family Environment What role does an environment play when it is hurtful, and how important is affection in family satisfaction? In this paper I will begin by discussing what environment may be considered hurtful and how affection plays a role in environments and family satisfaction. As well as how environments and affection are affected in relationships outside the family. Finally, I will also discuss the results of the study by Hesse, Rauscher, Roberts, & Ortega, (2014). Hurtful environments are any type of environment that may cause distressing conditions. This could be anything from neglect, low levels of affection, belittling, and sometimes violence. One important aspect of environment is family, specifically family communication and affection. The article by Hesse, Rauscher, Roberts, & Ortega (2014) explained that family communication climate can affect how parents and children alike deal with relationships both inside and outside of their family. When individuals do not know how to create affectionate relationships within a family unit, creating relationships outside of a family
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The researchers used SurveyMonkey.com for participants to complete surveys, and then completed a diary like survey every day for two weeks. The results from the study showed, “Significant direct correlations between age and the neglect portion of the hurtful family environment scale” (Hesse, Rauscher, Roberts, & Ortega, 2014, p. 120). There were direct effects found between trait affectionate communication and hurtful family environments as well as hurtful family environments and family relationship satisfaction. Humans need affection to create satisfying relationships with those in their life. When denied affection and put in a hurtful environment, the relationship satisfaction suffers, in the study they were looking at specifically family

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