Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Shemsu Rediy

Department of Psychology, Institute of Education and Behavioural Science, Dilla University, Dilla, Ethiopia


  • Research Article   
    A Family-Based Behavioral Intervention to enhance Family Communication and Family Cohesion among Siblings in Polygamous Family
    Author(s): Shemsu Rediy* and Belay Tefera

    Family communication is important to maintain family relationships and family cohesion as well as wellbeing. Family cohesion, which refers to the extent of the connectedness and solidarity among members in a family, is an important determinant of family functioning. To enhance family cohesion, the “familybased behavioral intervention” was developed with a series of intervention programs in polygamous family with low family cohesion. This intervention, based on both the social ecological model and family-based behavioral model, provided a platform for families to learn, communicate and interact with each other. Objectives of the intervention included the modification of family communication behaviors and cohesion levels through the use of group dynamics strategies. This pre/post intervention without control group design included two family groups, a total of 14 siblings (6 .. View More»

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