Communication Apprehension and Danger Assessment in Wives of Alcoholics and Non-alcoholics (A Comparative Analysis)

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This study compared 150 wives of alcoholics with
an equal number of women married to non-alcoholics.
Communication apprehension and the assessment of danger in
their marital relationships were the dimensions investigated
using standardized instruments. The findings indicate greater
levels of apprehension and danger perceived by women
married to alcoholics than in the reference group. This
indicates areas that warrant therapeutic intervention while
dealing with marital dyads that involve an alcoholic husband
to improve their interactional dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Social Science and Humanity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012



  • Communication apprehension
  • alcoholic family
  • wives of alcoholics
  • danger assessment

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