ERIC Number: ED179304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Espinoza, Renato; Newman, Yvonne
This paper describes and organizes empirical information about stepfamilies. The emphasis is on (1) the nature of stepparent roles, (2) how individuals adjust to the demands imposed by the roles, and (3) how the special steprelationships affect the overall functioning of the family. Special problems of stepfamilies are examined and advice offered from popular literature is reviewed. Research needs are identified and considerations for helping professions are noted. An annotated bibliography is included. (Author/JMB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Response, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family Structure, Literature Reviews, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Role Perception, Role Theory
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock Number 017-024-00853-2, $2.20)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Child and Family Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.