Reexamining Family Stress: New Theory and Research / Edition 1

Reexamining Family Stress: New Theory and Research / Edition 1

by Wesley R. Burr, Shirley Klein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803949308

ISBN-13: 9780803949300

Pub. Date: 11/18/1993

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This challenging new inquiry liberates the study of family stress from the traditional positivist notions of the ABC-X model, favouring a new systemic paradigm which views stress as a multifaceted phenomenon with multiple causes and coping strategies.

Using a series of qualitative and quantitative studies of different families in stress, the authors outline the

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Overview

This challenging new inquiry liberates the study of family stress from the traditional positivist notions of the ABC-X model, favouring a new systemic paradigm which views stress as a multifaceted phenomenon with multiple causes and coping strategies.

Using a series of qualitative and quantitative studies of different families in stress, the authors outline the various patterns of family responses to stress, the elements of the family system most affected by stressful events and the helpfulness or harmfulness of differing family management strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803949300
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/18/1993
Series:
SAGE Library of Social Research Series, #193
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Paradigms and Assumptions
A Systems Model of Family Stress
Research Design
Changes in Overall Family Functioning
Variation Within the Family System
Reconceptualizing Coping Strategies
When Are Coping Strategies Helpful and Harmful?
Developmental Patterns in Family Coping
General Principles, Implications and Future Directions

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