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Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
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British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)

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  • Benefits of and Barriers to Romantic Relationships Among Mothers in
           Ireland
    • Authors: Kristin Hadfield; Elizabeth Nixon
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine what mothers expect of their romantic relationships and what prevents them from forming and maintaining relationships.BackgroundAlthough there has been research on mothers' attitudes toward and expectations of marriage, there has been limited examination of their dating. It is critical to understand why parents form romantic relationships and what might cause them to cycle in and out of relationships to understand stepfamily formation.MethodOn the basis of semistructured interviews with a convenience sample of 33 single or repartnered Irish mothers, we conducted a thematic analysis guided by a social exchange framework.ResultsMothers believed that being in a relationship would enable them to enact their preferred relationship roles, give them extra support, and provide a different gender role model for their child(ren). They found forming long-term relationships difficult because of a lack of suitable partners, limited time and support, stepparents' possible negative influences on their child(ren), and their own personal characteristics. Unlike previous studies conducted in the United States, Irish mothers were not focused on the economic viability of partners or on economic benefits associated with repartnering.ConclusionsMothers believe that there are several rewards to forming and being in a relationship, but they face many impediments that may prevent them from forming long-term relationships.ImplicationsPractitioners may find it useful to focus on tempering mothers' expectations of relationship benefits and on reducing mothers' personal costs when forming and maintaining relationships.
      PubDate: 2017-10-20T08:06:09.555835-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12261
       
  • Prospective Parents' Knowledge About Parenting and Their Anticipated
           Child-Rearing Decisions
    • Authors: Darcey N. Powell; Katherine Karraker
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine whether the theory of planned behavior can be used to understand intentions for child-rearing practices.BackgroundParenting intentions are formed before becoming a parent, but it is less clear what nonparents' intentions are and how subjective norms, attitudes, and perceived control predict their intentions.MethodNonparent emerging adults (N = 353, Mage = 19.6 years, 72% female) were asked about their intentions to (a) breast-feed or support a partner in breastfeeding, (b) circumcise a male infant, (c) co-sleep, and (4) put their infant in nonparental daytime care. They were also asked what proportion of American parents they thought engaged in each and why they would or would not engage in each practice.ResultsMost intended to breast-feed and to circumcise their male infants, but not to co-sleep or to put their infant in nonparental daytime care. Participants' inaccurate knowledge about actual parents' behavior (i.e., subjective norms) and the factors that they thought might affect their own future behavior (i.e., attitudes toward and perceived control) were associated with their intentions for the child-rearing practices.ConclusionThis study replicated prior research on breast-feeding intentions and extended the viability of the theory of planned behavior to understand prospective parents' intentions for other child-rearing practices.ImplicationsPractitioners should consider discussing the norms surrounding child-rearing behaviors during health- and development-focused courses in secondary or postsecondary school and with expecting couples.
      PubDate: 2017-10-17T06:26:18.20598-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12259
       
  • Parental Pre- and Postpartum Mental Health Predicts Child Mental Health
           and Development
    • Authors: Mervi Vänskä; Raija-Leena Punamäki, Jallu Lindblom, Marjo Flykt, Asko Tolvanen, Leila Unkila-Kallio, Maija Tulppala, Aila Tiitinen
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo identify interplay of early maternal and paternal mental health symptoms for predicting child mental health and development.BackgroundResearch on family mental health has largely excluded fathers, although the well-being of both parents is likely to be important for child development. In this study, we analyzed (a) intrafamilial dynamics between mothers' and fathers' early mental health symptoms and (b) the importance of separate (mother and father) and joint (additive, hierarchical, and buffering) theoretical models of parental mental health for predicting child mental health and development.MethodFinnish mothers and fathers (N = 763), half of whom conceived through assisted reproductive treatments (ART), reported their symptoms of psychological distress and depression from the pregnancy to 2 months and 12 months postpartum. Later, when the child was 7–8 years of age, parents (N = 485) reported the child's internalizing and externalizing symptoms and social and cognitive developmental problems.ResultsWe identified both co-occurrence and compensation in intrafamilial early parental mental health. Further, mothers' symptoms alone (separate mother model) predicted child internalizing symptoms, whereas joint parental symptoms (additive model) predicted problems in executive function.ConclusionThe pre- and postnatal mental health of mothers and fathers is important for later child development.ImplicationsTo support healthy child development, both parents need to be screened for early mental health problems, and psychological help should be offered to families across the pre- and postpartum period.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13T05:12:00.85758-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12260
       
  • Moods, Stressors, and Severity of Marital Conflict: A Daily Diary Study of
           Low-Income Families
    • Authors: Meghan P. McCormick; JoAnn Hsueh, Christine Merrilees, Patricia Chou, E. Mark Cummings
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine links between negative moods, stressors, and daily marital conflict, and to test whether participation in a family-strengthening program moderates those associations.BackgroundSome family-strengthening interventions have shown positive effects on low-income married couples' relationships. Yet little is known about how these programs influence low-income families' daily functioning.MethodFamilies randomly assigned to the program participated in 10 weeks of relationship education. Control group families received no services. Thirty months later, participants reported on the severity of marital conflicts over a 15-day period, as well as their moods and stressors.ResultsDyadic models demonstrated that although moods like anger, anxiety, stress, and sadness were associated with more severe marital disagreements, associations were less strong for wives assigned to the program than to the control group. Although stress related to money was associated with more severe disagreements for husbands, associations were weaker for husbands assigned to the program than for those to the control group.ConclusionFamily-strengthening interventions may be able to reduce the tendency for negative moods and stressors to manifest in more severe marital conflict.ImplicationsPrograms may benefit from explicitly addressing the moods and stressors that individual husbands and wives report experiencing in their daily lives.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13T05:05:22.217366-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12258
       
  • Parent–Child Relationships and Adolescents' Life Satisfaction Across the
           First Decade of the New Millennium
    • Authors: Antonia Jiménez-Iglesias; Irene García-Moya, Carmen Moreno
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo examine whether changes occurred in parent–child relationships (maternal and paternal affection, ease of communication with the mother and father, maternal and paternal knowledge, and family activities) between 2002 and 2010 in boys and girls and to examine the contributions of these family dimensions to life satisfaction.BackgroundAlthough parent–child relationships may be affected by social change, there are few investigations of change in parent–child relationships over time.MethodThe sample consisted of 46,593 adolescents between 11 to 18 years of age who participated in the 2002, 2006, or 2010 editions of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Spain. Trend analysis including univariate analyses of variance (ANOVAs) and factorial ANOVAs were conducted separately for boys and girls, and effect size tests were calculated.ResultsCommunication with fathers and family activities statistically increased across HBSC editions and parent–child relationships were positively associated with life satisfaction across the examined period.ConclusionThere were small positive changes in some family dimensions, and some of them were increasingly important for adolescent life satisfaction over time.ImplicationsInterventions for strengthening parent–child relationships and promoting adolescent well-being should include mothers and fathers and emphasize affection, communication, and family activities.
      PubDate: 2017-10-04T05:50:45.027934-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12249
       
  • Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment–Revised Scores in Adolescents: A
           Psychometric and Person-Oriented Study
    • Authors: James R. Andretta; Michael T. McKay, Séamus A. Harvey, John L. Perry
      Abstract: ObjectiveIdentify perceived parental security profiles and examine differences across profiles with regard to self-esteem and three domains of self-efficacy (i.e., social, emotional, and academic).BackgroundThe Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment–Revised (IPPA-R) is an index of the quality of communication, feelings of trust, and degree of alienation that adolescents and young adults perceive in their parental and peer relationships. However, the factor structure of IPPA-R scores has yet to be examined in adolescents, and no study to date has included a person-oriented analysis using the assessment tool.MethodConfirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) were planned to examine the structural validity of IPPA-R scores in a large sample of adolescents (N = 1,126; 61% male, 12–16 years of age). Model-based clustering was employed to enumerate perceived parental security profiles, and Cohen's d effect sizes were used to interpret profile differences in outcomes.ResultsCFA (root mean square error of approximation, RMSEA = .06, comparative fit index, CFI = .90) and ESEM (RMSEA = .04, CFI = .95) substantiated the proposed three-factor structure for IPPA-R parent (but not peer) scores. Model-based clustering led to the identification of five perceived parental security profiles: (a) high security, (b) moderately high security, (c) average security, (d) moderately low security, and (e) low security. Adolescents with high security and low security profiles, respectively, reported the highest and lowest levels of self-esteem and self-efficacy (0.48 ≤ Cohen's d ≤ 1.67).ConclusionIPPA-R parent, but not peer, scores appear to be a valid index of perceived parental security in adolescents. Perceived parental security profiles are strongly associated with self-concept.ImplicationsA student's self-confidence in his or her ability to manage emotions and cope with the academic demands of school is explained, in part, by perceived parental security. Therefore, interventions designed to develop feelings of trust and closeness with parents, as well as lines of communication, might result in improvements in how adolescents perceive their emotional and academic aptitude.
      PubDate: 2017-10-04T05:50:25.760788-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12252
       
  • Role of Marital Adjustment in Associations Between Romantic Attachment and
           Coparenting
    • Authors: Michelle Young; Shelley Riggs, Patricia Kaminski
      Abstract: ObjectiveA family systems framework was used to examine the reciprocal influences of parents' romantic attachment security, marital adjustment, and the coparenting alliance.BackgroundResearch indicates that adult attachment strategies are predictive of adult romantic relationships, but there is less evidence linking adult romantic attachment to the ability to effectively coparent. Furthermore, much of the prior coparenting literature has focused on direct paths and has not accounted for mutual influence within parental dyads, despite an increased awareness of the interdependence among familial roles and a push to understand familywide dynamics.MethodA community sample of 86 heterosexual couples with a residential child between 8 and 11 years of age completed the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, and the Coparenting Scale as part of a larger study on family processes in middle childhood. Multilevel models were conducted utilizing the actor-partner interdependence model.ResultsCompared to their low attachment anxiety counterparts, spouses with higher attachment anxiety and avoidance reported lower levels of marital adjustment, less coparenting cooperation, and more coparenting conflict. Findings indicated that marital adjustment mediates the relationship between romantic attachment style and perceptions of coparenting.ConclusionResults highlight the benefit of conceptualizing parental attachment, marital, and coparental subsystems within a systemic framework and suggest that a healthy marital relationship is an important intervening factor that helps explain links between attachment security and the coparenting alliance.ImplicationsFindings underscore the importance of evaluating and treating multiple levels of the family system and suggest that therapeutic treatment of the marital relationship may be associated with a healthier coparenting dynamic.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:40:25.845906-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12245
       
  • Parental Participation in the Process of Youth Joining a Program:
           Perspectives from Adolescents and Parents
    • Authors: Hyeyoung Kang; Marcela Raffaelli, Jill Bowers, Lorraine Munoz, Sandra Simpkins
      Abstract: ObjectiveThis study examined the nature and extent of parental participation in the process of adolescents joining an organized program and identify factors underlying variations in overarching patterns of participation.BackgroundAdolescents become increasingly interested in making their own choices and decisions. Thus, families must balance parental goals and adolescents' desire for autonomy in their social activities.MethodInterviews were conducted with 62 adolescent program participants and 52 parents. Data analyses followed an inductive approach to identify emergent patterns in the data.ResultsWe identified four roles parents played at the time their adolescent joined a program: emotional supporter, manager, informant, and instrumental supporter. Further, analyses revealed variations in roles and level of involvement related to adolescent age and ethnicity, as well as gaps between adolescent and parent perspectives. Overarching variations in parental engagement (the extent to which parents exerted influence during the joining process) were linked to parent, adolescent, and program factors.ConclusionFindings indicate that a multitude of factors intersect and shape whether and how parents attempt to influence the joining process and manage adolescents' social activities.ImplicationsOur findings can be used by program administrators and youth leaders to strengthen outreach and recruitment efforts with adolescents from ethnically and socioeconomically diverse family backgrounds.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21T06:35:25.395848-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12247
       
  • In the Event of Death: Lesbian Families' Plans to Preserve
           Stepparent–Child Relationships
    • Authors: Katie L. Acosta
      Abstract: ObjectiveThis study explores the plans women in same-sex stepfamilies make to preserve stepparent–child relationships in the event of an origin parent's death.BackgroundThe incomplete institutionalization of stepparent–child relationships leaves them legally vulnerable, and this vulnerability may be compounded for lesbian stepparent families given that existing policies (such as second-parent or joint adoption) are not accessible to them.MethodThis study is based on in-depth phone interviews with 39 birth, adoptive, and stepparents residing in 17 states. All were raising children from previous relationships and did so for at least one year before study participation. Some grounded theory strategies were adopted to code the transcribed data.ResultsFindings indicate that three approaches were used: (a) relying solely and informally on family members, (b) outlining in-the-event-of-death wishes in wills for extended family to follow, and (c) assuming that the children were old enough to choose for themselves.ConclusionFindings suggest that existing family policies leave stepparent–child relationships legally vulnerable in the event of the origin parent's death.ImplicationsThe three plans participants articulated may promote division rather than unify a support network for children at a time when they are most needing stability. Family life educators can play a key role in mitigating these divisions by teaching families tools to foster harmonious coparenting relationships among multiple parents.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21T06:30:31.738261-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12243
       
  • Associations Between Economic Pressure and Diabetes Efficacy in Couples
           with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Authors: Joshua R. Novak; Jared R. Anderson, Matthew D. Johnson, Ann Walker, Allison Wilcox, Virginia L. Lewis, David C. Robbins
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to explore dyadic associations between economic pressure and diabetes self-efficacy via emotional distress in patients with type 2 diabetes and their partners.BackgroundUnderstanding how economic pressure is associated with successful diabetes management is an important area for research, as couples with type 2 diabetes can incur heavy economic pressures that could likely influence diabetes outcomes.MethodData from 117 married couples were used to test actor–partner associations using moderated mediation analyses in a structural equation modeling framework. Problem-solving communication was tested as a possible moderator of the economic pressure–emotional distress pathway.ResultsResults revealed that greater patient economic pressure was associated with lower patient and spouse confidence in the patient's diabetes management ability through higher levels of patient emotional distress. The deleterious association between economic pressure and emotional distress was less pronounced when spouses reported more effective problem-solving communication.ConclusionThese results provide evidence that the economic pressure couples with type 2 diabetes face may reduce the patient and spouse's confidence in the patient's diabetes management ability.ImplicationsThis study demonstrates the importance of couple's relationship processes in buffering the impact of economic pressure on diabetes management, providing a clear target for intervention and education efforts.
      PubDate: 2017-07-19T10:25:28.292477-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12246
       
  • The Spillover of Child-Related Stress into Parents' Relationship Mediated
           by Couple Communication
    • Authors: Martina Zemp; Fridtjof W. Nussbeck, E. Mark Cummings, Guy Bodenmann
      Abstract: ObjectiveThe present study examines the impact of parents' perceptions of child-related stress on observed couple communication and their self-reported relationship satisfaction.BackgroundA considerable body of evidence indicates that challenges related to raising children can negatively affect parents' interactions and relationship satisfaction. Although some potentially underlying mechanisms have been explored in previous research, questions about the potential effect of child-related stress on the interparental relationship remain open.MethodParents' perceptions of child-related stress and relationship satisfaction were assessed in a convenience sample of 118 parental couples living in Switzerland. Additionally, the couples participated in a conflict conversation task to obtain an observational measure of couples' communication quality. Data were analyzed with an actor–partner interdependence mediation model.ResultsChild-related stress among parents was directly linked to lower relationship satisfaction in both partners and one partner's child-related stress was associated with the other partner's communication quality. The mediation analysis revealed that high levels of child-related stress were linked with relationship satisfaction by impairing the other partner's communication quality.ConclusionThe study suggests that child-related stress is among the challenges that may impair parents' relationship quality, partially mediated through worsened couple communication.ImplicationsThe findings support the potential benefits of prevention programs aimed at reducing child-related stress and enhancing couple coping skills for maintaining parents' relationship satisfaction over time.
      PubDate: 2017-07-11T07:43:51.063379-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12244
       
  • Dyadic and Triadic Family Interactions as Simultaneous Predictors of
           Children's Externalizing Behaviors
    • Authors: Sarah E. Murphy; Erin Boyd-Soisson, Deborah B. Jacobvitz, Nancy L. Hazen
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between dyadic and triadic family interactions and their association with the development of children's externalizing behaviors. Data were obtained from a longitudinal study of family interactions (N = 125), followed from before parents had their first child until children were 7 years old. Family interactions (marital, father–child, mother–child, and triadic mother–father–child) were observed in separate interaction tasks when children were 24 months old as predictors of children's externalizing behaviors at age 7 (n = 71 children). Results demonstrated that the triadic measure of competitive coparenting and the dyadic mother–child interaction characterized by negative emotional socialization related to children's later externalizing behavior, even after controlling for covariates and effects of all other family interaction variables. Results emphasize the importance of examining the family holistically and provided new information for designing more effective whole-family interventions to reduce the development of children's externalizing behaviors.
      PubDate: 2017-03-10T10:50:03.443301-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12225
       
  • The Experiences of Sexual Minority Mothers with Trans* Children
    • Authors: Katherine A. Kuvalanka; Samuel H. Allen, Cat Munroe, Abbie E. Goldberg, Judith L. Weiner
      Abstract: Eight nonheterosexual (i.e., bisexual, lesbian, bi/pansexual) mothers with trans* children between 6 and 11 years of age participated in semistructured interviews in which they discussed the intersections of their own sexual minority identities with their children's gender identities or expressions. Transfamily theory was utilized to understand how heteronormativity and cisnormativity operated in these families' lives. Initial lack of awareness among most of the mothers regarding trans* identities, as well as efforts by some to curb their children's gender expressions, paralleled previous reports on primarily heterosexual parents with trans* children. Having sexual minority identities and experience with LGBTQ communities was beneficial for some mothers but seemingly disadvantageous for others, in that some experienced blame for their children's trans* statuses, often due to the fact that these mothers identified as queer themselves. Findings reveal complexities in how participants were influenced by heteronormativity and cisnormativity and have implications for those looking to learn more about queer parents' experiences raising their trans* children.
      PubDate: 2017-03-10T10:49:51.119339-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12226
       
  • Teaching Undergraduates About LGBTQ Identities, Families, and
           Intersectionality
    • Authors: Abbie E. Goldberg; Katherine R. Allen
      Abstract: Teaching undergraduate students about LGBTQ identities and family issues presents several challenges, or “opportunities,” which we address within personal, ecological, and historical contexts. We begin by articulating our positionality as scholars and instructors, and the feminist intersectional and queer lens that guides our research and pedagogy. We organize our presentation of contemporary teaching opportunities around three primary and interrelated topics: (a) teaching about LGBTQ issues with attention to intersectionality as a conceptual framework, (b) teaching about sexual orientation diversity and fluidity, and (c) teaching about gender diversity and transgender identities. We incorporate suggestions for educational practice throughout and recommend that instructors continually revise their teaching practices to reflect the changing technological and social landscape, thus maximizing opportunities for student engagement and learning.
      PubDate: 2017-03-10T10:49:18.431501-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12224
       
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 225 - 229
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T09:50:43.097453-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12209
       
  • Intentions to Have a Child: A Couple-Based Process
    • Authors: Marisa Matias; Anne Marie Fontaine
      Pages: 231 - 243
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo analyze how the endorsement of motives for and against having children act at a dyadic level to predict childbearing intentions.BackgroundUnderstanding what leads individuals to have children is a topic of interest among family researchers and policy makers given that fertility rates have been decreasing in many countries. Most studies on this topic have not examined intentions about children as a dyadic process, yet most childbearing decisions occur within couple relationships.MethodUsing a convenience sample of heterosexual dual-earner couples with (n = 100 couples) and without children (n = 60 couples), Actor-Partner-Interdependence-Models were fitted to assess the linkages between motives and childbearing intentions.ResultsDifferent processes occur for parents and nonparents when formulating intentions to have a(nother) child. Compared to nonparents, parents are less concerned about potential changes in lifestyle or to their marital relationship, and worries about child development are subdued; rather, they are more focused on the potential emotional benefits of an additional child. In addition, partner effects were found solely in the parents' group: The more the partner perceived an additional child as enriching, the more the individual intended to have another child. Childless women were also particularly concerned about the costs of parenthood, and childless men were primarily driven by emotional enrichment motives.ConclusionIndividual attitudes and behaviors with regard to intentions for having a child tend to be affected by their partner's attitudes and behaviors toward the same. Thus, the family systems approach take here provides a more holistic understanding of couple and family decision-making processes on this issue than is possible when only collecting data from individuals.ImplicationsFor parents, interventions aimed at enhancing communication and negotiation skills between couple members could foster a more shared and informed decision-making process. Improving women's sense of control and mastery over the juggling of multiple roles may help reduce childless women's concerns about the costs of having children.
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T09:50:41.839522-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12250
       
  • Financial Issues in Strong African American Marriages: A Strengths-Based
           Qualitative Approach
    • Authors: Jeffrey P. Dew; Bonnie L. Anderson, Linda Skogrand, Cassandra Chaney
      Pages: 287 - 301
      Abstract: ObjectiveWe examined the role financial issues played in African Americans' marriages using a strengths-based perspective.BackgroundFew studies have examined the importance of finances in African Americans' marriages. Those that have done so have mostly focused on money as a stressful contextual problem. Allowing African American couples to describe their own marital experiences expands our understanding regarding the interface of finances and relationships.MethodUsing qualitative data from 37 African American couples (N = 74 individuals) who felt they had strong marriages, we took a phenomenological approach to identify themes in the data.ResultsMany participants portrayed money as a stressor. Furthermore, participants discussed financial behaviors and attitudes that helped their marriages be strong. Finally, participants described transcending, or rising above, financial issues.ConclusionThe participants in this study, African Americans who felt they were in strong marriages, talked about the marital role of finances in multiple ways. It was clear that they actively strived to shape the way that financial issues influenced their marriages, whether through making decisions that would help them financially and relationally or by shifting their focus to more important matters like the well-being of family members.ImplicationsThese findings offer researchers new ideas about the intersection of money, family, and race, and show diversity among African American couples. The findings may also help practitioners recognize both the circumstances by which finances are stressors in some African American marriages, and how some African American couples navigate financial challenges while maintaining strong relationships.
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T09:50:41.401437-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12248
       
  • Family Stressors and Resources: Relationships with Depressive Symptoms in
           Military Couples During Pre-Deployment
    • Authors: Christina L. Collins; Kyung-Hee Lee, Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth
      Pages: 302 - 316
      Abstract: ObjectiveTo evaluate family-related stressors and resources associated with the depressive symptoms of military members and their spouses.BackgroundMost deployment-related research has focused on deployment and reintegration, but there is a dearth of information about military families during the pre-deployment phase. Family stress theory provided a valuable lens from which to view family-related risk and protective factors associated with adaptation during times of stressful transition.MethodData were gathered using an online survey from 151 U.S. Army National Guard members and their spouses preparing for a scheduled deployment. Hierarchical regression was utilized to examine associations between the independent variables (e.g., stress pileup, informal and formal resources, deployment preparation) and participants' depressive symptoms.ResultsResults revealed that aspects of stress pileup were positively associated with depressive symptoms. Informal resources and deployment preparation, but not formal resources, had statistically significant negative associations with individuals' depressive symptoms. Findings were similar for military members and spouses.ConclusionResults indicated that logistical and instrumental preparation, in addition to informal resources such as effective family functioning and social support, are important for positive adaptation in times of stressful transition.ImplicationsFamily service professionals may want to assist families with identifying and strengthening their family support and improving family functioning, as well as guide families in a process of identifying the instrumental and logistical tasks that are necessary or helpful for an impending transition.
      PubDate: 2017-10-06T09:50:40.951301-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/fare.12251
       
 
 
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