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Family Therapy for Noncompliance in Children and Adolescents

  • By: Clinton E. Field
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Noncompliance (NC) is generally defined as a child's failure to follow directions, instructions, or commands and reflects disregard toward authority figures. In research contexts, NC is operation-alized using specific details that promote reliable measurement (e.g., the failure to ...

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