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Q: Dysfunctional Family ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Dysfunctional Family
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: rosaleen-ga
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Posted: 12 Nov 2004 07:01 PST
Expires: 12 Dec 2004 07:01 PST
Question ID: 427979
can you find me research that Joan Jackson done on Dysfunctional
Families please. She conducted the first major research presented her
findings in Seattle in 1962

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 12 Nov 2004 07:09 PST
Dear Rosaleen, 

(1) Jackson's article deals with the impact of alcoholism on the
family (which is of course dysfunctionalism);

(2) I have the source (the book where it first appeared). However, I
am pretty sure that an online version cannot be found, since it is
protected by copyright. Would you like that reference to a book as an
answer, so you can locate it in a library?
Subject: Re: Dysfunctional Family
Answered By: jdb-ga on 13 Nov 2004 10:55 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

A search in PsycInfo, the largest database for psychology, available
in most college and university libraries, for research done by Joan L.
Jackson, University of Georgia, finds 16 citations from 1977-2003. You
can find these articles in nearby college and university libraries or
possibly your public library, and I include ways to do this near the
end of this answer.

She began her professional publishing career researching "cognitive
self-instructional training of preschool children" and did her PhD
dissertation on this in 1978. Jackson began researching childhood
family sexual abuse in 1990 and this has remained her main area of
research since, publishing articles in journals such as Archives of
Sexual Behavior, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Interpersonal
Violence, Child Abuse & Neglect, and Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.

So Jackson's research focus does involve families that are
dysfunctional, and though most of her articles are given the PsycInfo
Subject Heading of "child sexual abuse," one is classified in
"dysfunctional parenting" and one in "dysfunctional family patterns"
(the "DE" tags in the citations below are PsycInfo "Descriptor" or
Subject Headings):

Family context and childhood adjustment associated with intrafamilial
unwanted sexual attention
Whealin, Julia M; Davies, Stephenie; Shaffer, Anne E; Jackson, Joan L;
Love, Leslie C
Journal of Family Violence. Vol 17(2), Jun 2002, pp. 151-165
DE: dysfunctional parenting; childhod emotional health; unwanted
sexual attention; child sexual abuse; college women

Childhood sexual abuse: An examination of family functioning 
Long, Patricia J; Jackson, Joan L 
Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Vol 9(2), Jun 1994, pp. 270-277 
DE: dysfunctional family patterns, female 17-29 yr olds with vs
without history of sexual abuse victimization
These citations can also be found on her faculty webpage at University
of Georgia, along with more recent articles yet to be published:

Back, S. E., Jackson, J. L., Sonne, S., & Brady, K. T. (under review).
Alcohol dependence and PTSD: Differences in clinical presentation and
response to cognitive-behavioral therapy by order of onset.

Back, S. E., Brady, K. T., Jackson, J. L., Salstrom, S., & Zinzow, H.
(under review). Gender differences in stress reactivity among cocaine
dependent individuals.

Whealin, J., Zinzow, H., Salstrom, S., & Jackson, J. (under review).
Sex differences in the experience of unwanted sexual attention during
childhood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Fitzgerald, M. M., Hanley, H. H., Shipman, K., Jackson, J. L., &
McMahon, R. (under review). Mother-child interaction and parenting
attitudes: A comparison between mothers with incest histories and
nonabused mothers. Child Abuse and Neglect.

As PsycInfo also indexes books and book chapters, apparently Jackson
has not as yet published in book form. You can find these articles in
nearby college and university libraries, and in some public library
databases. You can find which databases include a particular journal
by using these two search tools, then see if your academic or public
libraries have these databases:

Gold Rush


I hope this is useful. Let me know if I can be of further assistance. jdb-ga
rosaleen-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent help, i felt rather stuck on this Researcher, so thank you
very much. Very appreciated for the quick response also.

Subject: Re: Dysfunctional Family
From: golem22-ga on 12 Nov 2004 16:50 PST
I believe that if you are lucky you could cantact the source of the
questions you seek Joan L. Jackson, Ph.D.

the address above leads to contact information to joan l Jackson as
well as has a list of publications. If you want a copy of any of them
i reccomend going to any of the online bookstores and doing a search
for the book title has a good chance of haveing just
about any book you are looking for.
Subject: Re: Dysfunctional Family
From: jdb-ga on 13 Nov 2004 11:21 PST
PS  If your academic or public library does not have these journals,
you can make interlibrary loan requests for specific articles through
any library for which you have a library card. jdb-ga

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