Late-adolescent females (N = 39) and their parents were studied, relating the quality of con ict negotiation in the family to their ego development and their dyadic communication patterns. Family communication was evaluated by the Constraining and Enabling Coding System (CECS;Hauser et al., 1985) from discussions in a revealed difference task. Each statement given by a person directed at another was coded and scores were aggregated. Quality of negotiation for the family as a unit was assessed from the discuss…
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