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. 2, April

Child-Rearing Practices toward Children with Hemophilia: The Relative Importance of Clinical Characteristics and Parental Emotional Reactions
This study addresses the relative importance of clinical characteristics of the child and parental emotional reactions, to childrearing practices towards children who suffer from hemophilia. The variables were assessed in a Dutch sample of 108 zero-totwelve-year-old...
Closing in on Intimacy and Emotions
Jamieson, Lynn (1998). Intimacy: Personal Relationships in Modern Societies. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press and Blackwell Publishers Ltd.. 209 pp. Paper ISBN-0-7456-1574-0, price $00.00. Scheff, Thomas J. (1997). Emotions, the Social Bond, and Human Reality:...
Employee Family Care Responsibilities
This study examined the full range of family care responsibilities, including care for children and for ill and disabled adults, among employees of a government-funded research center Utilizing a family care model drawn from stress and coping and role...
Evaluation of a Parent Education Program for Divorcing Parents
Evaluation of a Parent Education Program for Divorcing Parents* Participants in a parent education program mandated for divorcing parents were compared with a similar sample of individuals who had not participated in such a program. The mail survey consisted...
"I Just Want to Be Fair": Interpersonal Justice in Integenerational Transfers of Non-Titled Property
"I Just Want to be Fair": Interpersonal Justice in Intergenerational Transfers of Non-Titled Property* This study utilizes interpersonal justice concepts to examine issues of fairness in the intergenerational transfer of non-titled property. Individual...
"It Just Isn't Fair": Helping Older Families Balance Their Ledgers before the Note Comes Due
In a recent family therapy session, a mother shared with me a series of conversations between her and her young toddler who is struggling to make sense of the fact that daddy has died. The following interchanges seem particularly touching and relevant....
Making Critical Health Care Decisions for Older Adults: Consensus among Family Members
Making Critical Health Care Decisions for Older Adults: Consensus Among Family Members* Sixty-tvo older adults and their family members responded to 45 hypothetical health care scenarios. At least 70% of the dyads reached agreement for half of the scenarios....
Older Adults and Their Children: Family Patterns of Structural Diversity
Older Adults and Their Children: Family Patterns of Structural Diversity* In a qualitative study of 45 older adults, we found evidence of diversity across individual and family life histories. In-depth analysis of the cases looking across two generations...
Rethinking Relationships between Divorced Mothers and Their Children: Capitalizing on Family Strengths
Rethinking Relationships Between Divorced Mothers and Their Children: Capitalizing on Family Strengths* Based on interview data from 58 young adult children who experienced parental divorce, this study examines qualitative aspects of mother-child relationships...
Selection Effects in the Relationship between Women's Work/family Status and Perceived Control
Selection Effects in the Relationship Between Women's Work/Family Status and Perceived Control* Using longitudinal data from the National Longitudinal Study of Young Women's Labor Force Experience (NLSYW), this study explores the association bent een...
Single Mothers by Choice
Single Mothers by Choice* This study used in depth qualitative interviews with ten women who chose to become single mothers to describe multiple individual and social contextual factors that women felt made their nontraditional choice possible. A grounded...
The Ethics of Relationality: The Moral Views of Therapists Engaged in Marital and Family Therapy
The Ethics of Relationality: The Moral Views of Therapists Engaged in Marital and Family Therapy* This article suggests, on the basis of a national survey (N=1,035), that therapists engaged in marital and family therapy endorse a common ethic of relationality....
"Welfare Mothers" Welcome Reform, Urge Compassion
"Welfare Mothers" Welcome Reform, Urge Compassion* The welfare system in the United States has undergone enormous restructuring. Previous research suggests that welfare recipients were highly dissatified with the welfare system. This study expands previous...
Work and Family Issues: Policies, Programs, and Approaches
Lewis, S., & Lewis, J. (Eds.). (1996). The Work-Family Challenge: Rethinking Employment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Hardcover ISBN 0 8039 7468 X. Paper ISBN 0 8039 7469 8. Parasuraman, S., & Greenhaus, J. H. (Eds.). (1997). Integrating...
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