The coping roles of offspring of alcohol dependants : their measurement and validity
In an attempt to bridge the gap between clinical and empirical research on the children of alcohol dependents (COAs), the present study examined the extent to which supposedly dysfunctional role prescribed behaviour was linked with the seriousness of problem drinking in the family. Specifically, the study investigated Wegscheider and Black's contention that COAs adopt one or more of the roles of family hero, scapegoat, lost child, mascot and placater. The contribution of parental...[Show more]
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