ERIC Number: ED219686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-13
Reference Count: 0
Stress: A Conceptual Integration with a Focus on Family Violence.
This paper discusses the concept of stress by drawing from social-psychological, occupational, family, and medical perspectives. A model of stress based on an integration of these perspectives is developed and then applied to the family relationship over time. The components of the model consist of: (1) a stressor stimulus, any situation that may provide disruption or threat; (2) response capabilities, learned or acquired skills to deal with the stimulus; (3) response choice; and (4) stress level that determines the degree of success of the response choice. Using the model, the author suggests that family violence is more likely to occur when family members experience stress during certain family stages and when they have previously learned violence in family or occupational settings. The relationship of family violence and exposure to violence on the job is also considered as a factor contributing to violence in the home setting. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Family Violence; Life Events
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Milwaukee, WI, October 13-17, 1981).