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. 47, No. 4, October

Adult Attachment Styles: Relations with Emotional Well-Being, Marriage, and Parenting
Adult Attachment Styles: Relations with Emotional Well-Being, Marriage, and Parenting* Brenda L. Vol!ing,** Paul C. Notaro, and Joelle J. Larsen The current study examined the pairings of adult attachment styles among married couples raising young children....
Editorial
This Special Issue of Family Relations addresses a very important topic in contemporary research, policy making, education and intervention-"The Family as a Context for Health and Well-Being." The social, structural, and demographic changes that have...
Effects of Family Structure, Family Process, and Father Involvement on Psychosocial Outcomes among African American Adolescents
Effects of Family Structure, Family Process, and Father Involvement on Psychosocial Outcomes Among African American Adolescents* Deborah A. Salem,** Marc A. Zimmerman, and Paul C. Notaro Psychosocial outcomes and family processes were compared across...
Effects of Grandmother Coresidence and Quality of Family Relationships on Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent Mothers
Effects of Grandmother Coresidence and Quality of Family Relationships on Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent Mothers* Ariel Kalil,** Michael S. Spencer, Susan J. Spieker, and Lewayne D. Gilchrist New welfare policies mandate minor, unmarried adolescent...
Influences of Family Structure and Parental Conflict on Children's Well-Being
Influences of Family Structure and Parental Conflict on Children's Well-Being* Elizabeth A. Vandewater** and Jennifer E. Lansford Relative effects of membership in one of two family structures (married-never divorced vs. divorced-not remarried) and interparental...
Negative Effects of Close Social Relations
Negative Effects of Close Social Relations* Toni C. Antonucci,** Hiroko Akiyama, and Jennifer E. Lansford This study examines close social relations among older married adults with children. Results indicated that women named more close relationships...
Parenting Alone to Multiple Caregivers: Child Care and Parenting Arrangements in Black and White Urban Families
Parenting Alone to Multiple Caregivers: Child Care and Parenting Arrangements in Black and White Urban Families* Andrea G. Hunter,** Jane L. Pearson, Nicholas S. Ialongo, and Sheppard G. Kellam This paper examines domain-specific variations in child...
Profiles of Grandmothers Who Help Care for Their Grandchildren in the United States
Profiles of Grandmothers Who Help Care for Their Grandchildren in the United States* Nazli Baydar,** and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn This study examines the characteristics of grandmothers who help provide care for their grandchildren, using data from a nationally...
Sibling Relationship Troubles and Well-Being in Middle and Old Age
Sibling Relationship Troubles and Well-Being in Middle and Old Age* Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford** The purpose of this stud) was to investigate whether sibling troubles are related to well-being. It was predicted that well-being would be greater when...
Social Support of Homeless and Housed Mothers: A Comparison of Temporary and Permanent Housing Arrangements
Social Support of Homeless and Housed Mothers: A Comparison of Temporary and Permanent Housing Arrangements* Bethany L. Letiecq,** Elaine A. Anderson, and Sally A. Koblinsky This study compared the social support of 115 low-income housed mothers and...
Supporting Families as They Adopt Children with Special Needs
Supporting Families as They Adopt Children with Special Needs* Laurie Kramer** and Doris Houston The stability of adoptions involving children with special needs is likely to be enhanced when families perceive that the are receiving support. The purpose...
Supportive/conflictual Family Relations and Depressive Symptomatology: Teenage Mother and Grandmother Perspectives
Supportive/Conflictual Family Relations and Depressive Symptomatology: Teenage Mother and Grandmother Perspectives* Cleopatra Howard Caldwell,** Toni C. Antonucci, and James S. Jackson The influences of supportive and conf,7ictaal mother-daughter relationships...
The Effect of Family Functioning and Family Sense of Competence on People with Mental Illness
The Effect of Family Functioning and Family Sense of Competence on People with Mental Illness* Eric D. Johnson** This study examined the relative influences of family functioning (general) and family members ' sense of competence (specific) on the community...
The Family as a Context for Health and Well-Being
American society is currently at a unique juncture with regard to families. On the one hand, there is a widely shared assumption of the importance of family contexts for individual happiness and well-being accompanied by an overwhelming concern for the...
The Good, the Bad, and the Worrisome: Emotional Complexities in Grandparents' Experiences with Individual Grandchildren
The Good, the Bad, and the Worrisome: Emotional Complexities in Grandparents' Experiences with Individual Grandchildren* Karen L. Fingerman** Researchers have treated the grandparenting role as though it were a unitary role within an individual 's role...
The Social Ecology of Middle Childhood: Family Support, Friendship Quality, and Self-Esteem
The Social Ecology of Middle Childhood: Family Support, Friendship Quality, and Self-Esteem* Nathalie Franco** and Mary J. Levitt Parents and peers have been studied extensively as distinct agents of socialization. However, less attention has been paid...