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. 60, No. 2, April

Adolescents' Precocious and Developmentally Appropriate Contributions to Their Families' Weil-Being and Resilience in Five Countries
An exploratory qualitative study of 16 disadvantaged youth in 5 countries suggests that making both precocious and developmentally appropriate contributions to their families' well-being is advantageous to adolescents coping with chronic adversity. All...
Class Differences in Cohabitation Processes
Despite the burgeoning cohabitation literature, research has failed to examine social class variation in processes of forming and advancing such unions. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with 122 working- and middle-class cohabitors, we examine the duration...
Desire to Institutionalize a Relative with Dementia: Quality of Premorbid Relationship and Caregiver Gender
The quality of the relationship between individuals with dementia and their family caregivers has an impact on important clinical outcomes for both. It is unclear, however, how quality of relationship (QoR) affects caregivers' desire to place their relative...
Father Involvement in Urban Low-Income Fathers: Baseline Associations and Changes Resulting from Preventive Intervention
This study investigates father involvement among a sample of ethnically diverse, low-income men participating in a randomized controlled trial of a 14-hour relationship education program that teaches skills and principles for healthy relationships. Utilizing...
Financial Issues and Relationship Outcomes among Cohabiting Individuals
Few studies have examined how financial relationship issues are associated with cohabiting individuals' risk of union dissolution or marriage. Competing-risks Cox regressions using the cohabiting data in the National Survey of Families and Households...
"I Luv U :)!": A Descriptive Study of the Media Use of Individuals in Romantic Relationships
In this study, we address the communication technologies individuals within romantic relationships are using to communicate with one another, the frequency of use, and the association between the use of these technologies and couple's positive and negative...
Registered Domestic Partnerships, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Pursuit of Equality in California
Policies in California are examined to inform analysts of the process by which legal recognition of same-sex relationships may be achieved. Content analysis was conducted of relevant legislation, court cases, and voter initiatives, along with interviews...
Young Men's Reentry after Incarceration: A Developmental Paradox
We apply a life course perspective to study young men's transition to adulthood within the context of their return to family after a period of incarceration. Our phenomenological analysis was based on 9 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with formerly...
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