Family Relations

Family Relations is a journal for family practitioners and academics on relationships across the life cycle with implications for intervention, education and public policy. It is published five times a year by the National Council on Family Relations. Editorial headquarters are in Blacksburg, Va. It has been in publication since 1951. Subjects covered include sociology, marriage and family.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, July

Adolescent Childbearing, Poverty, and Siblings: Taking New Direction from the New Literature
Adolescent Childbearing, Poverty, and Siblings: Taking New Direction From the New Literature* This article critically appraises the sibling-comparison method by pointing to the following limitations: (1) it assumes within family homogeneity; (2) it neglects...
Adult Children of Fathers Missing in Action (MIA): An Examination of Emotional Distress, Grief, and Family Hardiness
This study investigated the relationships among emotional distress, grief, and family hardiness in adult children of missing in action (MIA) fathers using the Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation. Quantitative and qualitative...
An Odd Couple with Promise: Researchers and Practitioners in Evaluation Settings
An Odd Couple with Promise: Researchers and Practitioners in Evaluation Settings* Evaluation of programs for families continues to grow in importance. The best evaluation studies involve collaborations between evaluation researchers and practitioners,...
Connecting Research and Policymaking: Implications for Theory and Practice from the Family Impact Seminars
Connecting Research and Policymaking: Implications for Theory and Practice from the Family Impact Seminars* This paper addresses a conundrum that merits scholarly attention-why social scientists' ability to generate high quality research has outpaced...
Dealing with Ambiguous Loss
For all the disdain that postmodernist philosophy has generated in the family social science field, one of its redeeming qualities has been its work as a catalyst in pushing the field to re examine the types of research conducted on and theoretical constructs...
Family Science and Family Citizenship: Toward a Model of Community Partnership with Families
Family Science and Family Citizenship: Toward a Model of Community Partnership with Families* *Key Words: family and community, marriage education, parenting, parent education, parenting. We need a new model for thinking about the relationship between...
Focused Genograms: Intergenerational Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families
DeMaria, R., Weeks, G., & Hof L. (1999). Focused Genograms: Intergenerational Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel. 220 pages. Paperback ISBN 0-87630-881-7, price $24.95. Originally elaborated by Monica...
Halving It All: How Equally Shared Parenting Works
Deutsch, F M. (1999). Halving it All: How Equally Shared Parenting Works. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 327 pages. Hardcover ISBN 0-674-36800-2, price $24.95. Francine Deutsh's Halving it All: How Equally Shared Parenting Works brings a fresh...
Household, Parent, and Child Contributions to Childhood Obesity
Household, Parent, and Child Contributions to Childhood Obesity* Ongoing increases in adult and child obesity have become a serious public health concern. The current study of 65 parent-child pairs uses parent-completed surveys and child Body Mass Index...
Integrating Work and Family: Challenges and Choices for a Changing World
Parasuraman, S., & Greenhaus, J. H. (Eds.). (1997). Integrating Work and Family: Challenges and Choices for a Changing World. Westport, CT: Quorum Books. 272 pages. Hardcover ISBN 1-56720-038-9, price: $59.95. According to the Families and Work Institute's...
Marriage in Men's Lives
Nock, S. L. (1998). Marriage in Men's Lives. New York: Oxford University Press. 165 pages. Hardcover ISBN 0-19512056-6, price $29.95. It is well known that marriage brings many beneficial effects to men and women, both physically and psychologically....
Parental Role Identity and Fathers' Involvement in Coparental Interaction after Divorce: Fathers' Perspectives
Parental Role Identity and Fathers' Involvement in Coparental Interaction After Divorce: Fathers' Perspectives* The current study was designed to test a family systems-based model of fathers' involvement in coparental interaction during the first year...
ParentLink: A Model of Integration and Support for Parents
ParentLink represents a collective of Missouri organizations and agencies striving to simplify parents' access to research-based information, services, and problem-solving support pertaining to parenting. It is based on systems theory (von Bertalanffy,...
Raising Children You Can Live With: A Guide for Frustrated Parents
Baser, J. (1999). Raising Children You Can Live With: A Guide for Frustrated Parents. Houston: Bayou Publishing. 151 pages. Paper ISBN i-886298-11-4, price $14.95. Parenting is not something you DO to a child; it is relationship you have WITH a child...
Sibling Relationships, Fairness, and Conflict over Transfer of the Farm
Fairness and conflict over the transfer of the family farm were examined from the perspective of the younger generation. Thirty-six farm successors and one of his or her off farm siblings completed measures on conflict over transfer, fairness of transfer,...
Spiritual Resiliency in Older Women: Models of Strength for Challenges through the Life Span
Ramsey, J. L., & Blieszner, R. (1999) Spiritual Resiliency in Older Women: Models of Strength for Challenges Through the Life Span. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 192 pages. Papar ISBN 0-7619-1277-0, price $25.95. I am writing this review in a style in...
Stress, Coping, and Health in Families: Sense of Coherence and Resiliency
McCubbin, H. L, Thompson, E. A., Thompson, A. L, & Fromer, J. E. (Eds.). (1998). Stress, Coping, and Health in Families: Sense of Coherence and Resiliency. Thousand Oaks: Sage. 313 pages. Paperback ISBN 0-7619-1397-1, price $28.95. This edited volume...
The Care Continues: Responsibility for Elderly Relatives before and after Admission to a Long Term Care Facility
The Care Continues: Responsibility for Elderly Relatives Before and After Admission to a Long Term Care Facility* Interviews with 214 family members are analyzed to investigate how caregiving changes from the community to the long term care (ltc) facility...
When Mothers Turn to Their Adolescent Daughters: Predicting Daughters' Vulnerability to Negative Adjustment Outcomes
When Mothers Turn to Their Adolescent Daughters: Predicting Daughters' Vulnerability to Negative Adjustment Outcomes* Mother-to-daughter disclosure regarding two sensitive topic areas-financial concerns and complaints/anger toward the ex-husband (the...
Working Women's Selection of Care for Their Infants: A Prospective Study
Working Women's Selection of Care for Their Infants: A Prospective Study* We interviewed 102 employed women before and after the birth of their first child to examine: (1) the influences of environmental constraints and maternal beliefs on mothers' care...
Young Workers: Varieties of Experience
Barling, J., & Kelloway, E. K. (Eds.). (1999). Young Workers: Varieties of Experience. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 282 pages. Hardcover ISBN 1-- 55798-563-4, price N/A. Julian Barling and E. Kevin Kelloway, professors of organizational...