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Jon F. Nussbaum

Department Affiliation:  Communication Arts and Sciences
Education: Ph.D., 1981, Purdue University
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POSITION TITLE:  Professor of Communications Arts and Sciences


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Family relationships across the life span with special emphasis on how these relationships function as the older adult interacts within the health care system, the relationships between health care staff and older adults residing in nursing homes, extended care facilities and assisted care environments.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

Nakonezny, P. A. , Rodgers, J. L. , & Nussbaum, J. F. (In Press). The effect of later life parental divorce on adult child-older parent solidarity: A test of the buffering hypothesis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology .

Nussbaum, J. F. , Pecchioni, L. L. , Baringer, D. K. , & Kundrat, A. L. (2002). Lifespan communication. In W. B. Gudykunst (Ed.) , Communication yearbook 26. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Pecchioni, L. L. , & Nussbaum, J. F. (2001). Mother-daughter discussions of caregiving prior to dependency: Exploring conflicts among European American women. Journal of Family Communication, 2, 133-150.


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