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EEO. 2021; 20(4): 380-388

Family Communication on Single-Parenting Families in Maintaining Relationships and Shaping Children's Self-Concepts

Yoyoh Hereyah, Agustina Purwanti.


Humans are never separated from communication and communication activities that occur in the community begins in a small group of families. Communication that occurs in the family determines the character of the child, about the attitude, behavior, and emotional. The most important thing in family communication is to establish and maintain communication relationships between parents and children in a good and ideal way, so that children can understand the orientation of the concept though with a different background. Thus the authors are interested to examine about Family Communications in Single Parent Family in Maintaining Relationships and Shaping Children's Self Concept.This study was studied based on five elements or dimensions of family communication according to Joseph A. DeVito and family communication pattern according to McLeod and Chaffee, then associated with Dialectical Relational Theory by Baxter and Montgomery and Self Concept Theory according to Hurlock. Using a single case study methodology with Miles and Huberman data analysis techniques. The results showed how the communication of messages to be conveyed by single parents to their children in maintaining the communication relationship as well as forming the child's self concept. Although the delivery of messages is done personally, but acceptance of the message may be received differently according to the things that affect the thoughts and views of the other person. The way it is done is to give freedom of expression, teach children to always be grateful and strive, support the achievement of children, give responsibility in small things as learning materials of children, and trying to build and maintain close relationships with children.

Key words: Family communication, single parent, maintaining relationship, self concept

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