Families: What Makes Them Work

Overview

A major new book in family studies, that concentrates on how 'normal' families work — their strengths and weaknesses, the kinds of crises and stresses with which they cope, and the changes that come over them during seven stages of their life cycle. Over one thousand families were studied in order to reveal the true complexity of family life by maintaining the separate perspectives of husbands, wives, and adolescent children.

'...this book should be read by all who are concerned with family stress, family ...

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Overview

A major new book in family studies, that concentrates on how 'normal' families work — their strengths and weaknesses, the kinds of crises and stresses with which they cope, and the changes that come over them during seven stages of their life cycle. Over one thousand families were studied in order to reveal the true complexity of family life by maintaining the separate perspectives of husbands, wives, and adolescent children.

'...this book should be read by all who are concerned with family stress, family integration, and coping behaviors in functioning families.' — Choice, May 1984

'...the book is indeed destined to be a classic reference work that belongs in every family specialist's library.' — The Am

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803928541
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/1/1989
  • Edition description: Updated Edition
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

Foreward - Reuben Hill
Purposes and Overview
Families Across the Life Cycle
Description of the Study
Circumplex Model of Families
Marital and Family Types
Marital and Family Strengths
Family Stress and Change
Family Coping Strategies
Personal Health Behaviors
Marital and Family Satisfaction
Predicting Family Types
Predicting High- and Low-Stress Families
Families with Adolescents
Summary and Conclusions
Appendices

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