Journal of Family Studies

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, August

Commuting between Two Parental Households: The Association between Joint Physical Custody and Adolescent Wellbeing Following Divorce
ABSTRACT: This study examines the association between joint physical custody and adolescent wellbeing and whether this relationship is conditioned by the degree of parental conflict, the quality of the parent-child relationship and the complexity of...
First-Time Parenthood under Socially Disadvantaged Conditions: Linking Caregivers' Experiences of Avoidance and Relationship Satisfaction with Feelings of Closeness to the Infant
ABSTRACT: Systemic models assume that quality of interparental and parent-child relationships are related to adult attachment representations in internal working models. Previous studies have confirmed this, but failed to consider interpersonal mechanisms...
Including Those That Exclude Themselves: Comparisons of Self-Identifying and Non-Self-Identifying Stepfamilies
ABSTRACT: Previous research has tended to classify stepfamilies based on self-report of their familial relationships. However, some stepfamily members do not identify us being part of a stepfamily, leading to the exclusion of certain stepfamilies from...
Involvement without Interference: How Grandparents Negotiate Intergenerational Expectations in Relationships with Grandchildren
ABSTRACT: Grandparents play a key role in many families. Examining talk about grandparenting provides a way to understand expectations structured by family roles and wider societal expectations. In this study, 29 grandparents talked about their experiences...
Key Social Issues in the Development of Australian Family Law: Research and Its Impact on Policy and Practice
ABSTRACT: As in other Western countries, Australian society has changed considerably over the past 50 years, creating demands for shifts in family-related policies, practices and legislation. The social sciences have played an important role in this...
Mental Well-Being of Mothers with Preschool Children in Japan: The Importance of Spousal Involvement in Childrearing
ABSTRACT: Japan's low fertility rate and rapidly aging population have prompted a series of government policies aimed to minimize disincentives to motherhood. Father's participation in childcare and housework is one factor thought to minimize the stress...
Money or Children? Power Sources in Divorce Mediation
ABSTRACT: In Western societies, family law has transformed from a hierarchical relationship into a system of gender-neutral equality aspiring terms. Many families however, still apply traditional, gendered patterns in their division of labour and family...
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