Journal of Comparative Family Studies

A journal emphasizing research concerning cross-cultural families for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 3, Summer

Attitudes about Childlessness and Infertility Treatments: A Comparison of Turkish and American University Students 1
INTRODUCTIONMany highly industrialized societies have experienced a demographic shift towards later childbearing, smaller families, and high proportions of adults remaining permanently childless. In the United States, average ages of first-time mothers...
Editor Comments
Our mandate to publish topics of interests to family scholars who specialize in cross-cultural research is met well by the following articles. The issue is divided nicely into two headings: intimate relationships and parenting. Each heading has three...
Emerging Adults' Motivations for Parenthood among Korean Undergraduate Students
INTRODUCTIONEconomic growth in South Korea for the last five decades has been unsurpassed by any country in terms of the speed and the social impact it has brought. Because of rapid industrialization over a short period, demographic and social trends...
Emotion Socialization and Children's Behavioral Problems in China and the United States 1
INTRODUCTIONThere is considerable research highlighting a link between parenting practices and children's externalizing and internalizing behavior problems. In general, harsh, coercive, and authoritarian parenting is positively associated with children's...
From Cohabitation to Marriage When a Child Is on the Way. A Comparison of Three Former Socialist Countries: Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary 1
INTRODUCTIONSocieties in Eastern Europe underwent profound social, economic and cultural changes at the beginning of the 1990s, leading to transformations in family related behaviors. Fertility has decreased rapidly, as have marriage rates. Important...
Mother of Invention: How Our Mothers Influenced Us as Feminist Academics and Activists
Vanesssa Reimer and Sarah Sahagian (Eds.). Mother of Invention: How Our Mothers Influenced Us as Feminist Academics and Activists. Bradford, Ontario, Canada: Demeter Press (2013). 208 pages, ISBN 978-1-927335-17-8.This edited volume contains essays by...
Same-Race and Interracial Asian-White Couples: Relational and Social Contexts and Relationship Outcomes 1
INTRODUCTIONIn the past forty years, the number of interracial marriages in the United States has increased from 310,000 to 2.3 million (Fryer, 2007; US Census Bureau, 2011). In the study of interracial romantic relationships, the general conclusion...
The Role of Marital Status in Emotional Intelligence, Happiness, Optimism and Hope 1
INTRODUCTIONSubjective well-being (SWB) is an individual's cognitive and affective assessment of their life experience on an ongoing basis which results in emotional, behavioral and physiological responses to different types of environments, events and...
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