Science & Culture University
Introduction: This study investigated the relationship between family communication patterns (conversation orientation and conformity orientation) with the locus of control and self-esteem in male and female adolescents.Method: In this correlation study, 367 students (232 girls, 135 boys) of high school age in Tehran were selected by cluster sampling and the revised Family Communication Patterns Inventory, Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, and Levenson Locus of Control Scale were used for the analysis. Pearson’s correlation and regression analysis were performed for the data analysis.Results: The conversation orientation of the family had a significant and positive relationship with the internal locus of control and self-esteem and predicted it positively. In addition, the conformity orientation of the family had a positive and significant relationship with external locus of control and predicted it positively, The conformity orientation of the family had a significant negative relationship with self-esteem and was a negative predictor.Conclusion: Family communication patterns affect personality characteristics that have important consequences in social life. Families with a free, comfortable, and rich conversation orientation have a joyful family life compared with families with a conformity orientation, resulting in an internal locus of control and higher self-esteem in adolescents.