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Title:The impact of effective communication within the family
Author:Ekanjume-Ilongo, Beatrice
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Geographic term:Lesotho
interpersonal relations
family life education
Abstract:The importance of effective communication within the family was examined, using data collected by means of a questionnaire that was distributed to 50 married staff (25 men and 25 women) of the National University of Lesotho. The informants targeted were those who have children between the ages of 1 to 25 years. Both the communication between husbands and wife (types of topics discussed, marital stability and level of intimacy, forms of communication) and the communication between parents and their children (types of topics discussed, rules for communication, freedom to communicate, the ways in which parents handle problems caused by their children) were dealt with. The paper shows that developing good communication skills is critical for successful relationships. Good communication is a key to family happiness and good communication skills keep the family strong and better able to withstand family issues and pitfalls. Effective communication within a family circle enables the family to handle stressors that arise, resolve daily conflicts, and raise children who are able to communicate well for the rest of their lives. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]