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. 48, No. 3, July

Adult Daughters' Perceptions of the Mother-Daughter Relationship: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Adult Daughters? Perceptions of the Mother-Daughter Relationship: A Cross-Cultural Comparison* This study compares the perception of adult daughter-s' relationship with their mothers across the European American, Asian Indian American, and Mexican American...
As We Are Now: Mixblood Essays on Race and Identity
Penn, William S. (Ed.). (1998). As We Are Now: Mixblood Essays on Race and Identity. University of California: Berkeley, CA. 282 pages. Paperback ISBN 0-520-21073-5, price $16.95. As William Penn points out eloquently in his introduction to As We Are...
Boundary Ambiguities That Bind Former Spouses Together after the Children Leave Home in Post-Divorce Families
Boundary Ambiguities That Bind Former Spouses Together After the Children Leave Home in Post-Divorce Families* The role of attachment in the post-divorce adjustment process is addressed in the context of coparental interactions in Madden-Derdich and...
Grandmothers Providing Care for Grandchildren: Consequences of Various Levels of Caregiving
Grandmothers Providing Care for Grandchildren: Consequences of Various Levels of Caregiving* This article explores the differences between grandmothers who provide different levels of caregiving responsibility for a grandchild. One-hundred and one grandmothers...
How Couples Maintain Marriages: A Closer Look at Self and Spouse Influences upon the Use of Maintenance Behaviors in Marriages
Couples use maintenance behaviors to ensure the continuation of valued relationships. In this study, we extended previous research on relational maintenance in marriage by examining the role of both self and cross-spouse associations in the use of maintenance...
Integrating Technology and Interpersonal Communication to Prepare HDFS Majors for the Future
Integrating Technology and Interpersonal Communication to Prepare HDFS Majors for the Future* A new Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) baccalaureate program at the Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth College emphasizes the link between...
Marital Status and Mental Health Revisited: Examining the Importance of Risk Factors and Resources
Marital Status and Mental Health Revisited: Examining the Importance of Risk Factors and Resources* Much of the research on the relationship between marital status and mental health has only looked at married versus "nonmarried" groups. This research...
Marketing Factors Influencing the Overall Satisfaction of Marriage Education Participants
Marketing Factors Influencing the Overall Satisfaction of Marriage Education Participants* Seventy-one married couples attending marriage education workshops were surveyed regarding price, product, place, people, and promotional marketing factors influencing...
Marriage Enrichment and Prevention Really Works: Interpersonal Competence Training to Maintain and Enhance Relationships
Marriage Enrichment and Prevention Really Works: Interpersonal Competence Training to Maintain and Enhance Relationships* Developing Research Based Programs for Practitioners Marriage and family practitioners need to develop skill-based prevention programs...
Measuring and Evaluating Early Childhood Prospective Practitioners' Attitudes toward Computers
This study investigated computer attitudes among 131 early childhood education and care prospective practitioners. Study participants completed a demographic questionnaire and the Computer Attitude Scale (CAS). Results indicated that the majority of...
Parents and the Dynamics of Child Rearing
Holden, G. W. (1997). Parents and the Dynamics of Child Rearing. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 235 pages. Paperback ISBN 0-8133-3031-9, price: $19.00. In this book, George Holden provides an excellent, wideranging overview of research on child rearing....
The Girl with the Brown Crayon: How Children Use Stories to Shape Their Lives
Paley, Vivian Gussin, (1997). The Girl with the Brown Crayon: How Children Use Stories to Shape Their Lives. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 99 pages. Paperback ISBN 0-6743-5442-7, price $10.95. "Each year I wait to be reawakened by a (student like)...
The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives
Meloy, J. Reid (ed.). (1998). The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. 327 pages. Hardcover ISBN 0-12-490560-9, price $59.95. J. Reid Meloy's edited volume on stalking will be invaluable to both legal...
The Role of Parent Training with Abusive and Neglectful Parents
As the number of child abuse and neglect reports has soared over the past two decades, family clinicians and researchers have increasingly implemented and evaluated parent training programs designed to insure capable parenting. Referral to a parenting...
The Ties That Bind: Attachment between Former Spouses
A context-process-outcome model was proposed to investigate the influence of selected variables on post-divorce attachment to a former spouse for custodial mothers (n = 219). A path model was tested using a series of multiple regression analyses. Coparental...
Understanding the One You Love: A Longitudinal Assessment of an Empathy Training Program for Couples in Romantic Relationships
Understanding the One You Love: A Longitudinal Assessment of an Empathy Training Program for Couples in Romantic Relationships* Forts-eight couples in romantic relationships volunteered to participate in a 10-hour empathy training program. The five sessions...
Why Abstinent Adolescents Report They Have Not Had Sex: Understanding Sexually Resilient Youth
Why Abstinent Adolescents Report They Have Not Had Sex: Understanding Sexually Resilient Youth* The sample in this study consisted of 697 students from 20 schools in Missouri who indicated on a survey of sexual attitudes and behaviors that they had not...
Your First Year: A Guide for Teenage Parents
Lindsay, J. W. (1998) Your First Year: A Guide for Teenage Parents. Buena Park, CA: Morning Glory Press. 212 pages. Paper ISBN 1-885356-33-1, price $12.95. This easy-to-read reference book includes brief sections on over 150 different topics. The topics...