ERIC Number: ED096029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Relationships Between Family Disability and Internal Family Interaction: The Case of Southern Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Blacks.
Taft, Earl A.
The study examined the extent to which family membership disability affects the magnitude of internal family interaction. Metropolitan (M), and nonmetropolitan (NM), and family structural type were controlled. Data were obtained from black families living in a Southeast Texas county (M), the county seat, and two small open-country villages in an East Texas county (NM). Interviews were conducted during the summers of 1970 (NM) and 1971 (M). The respondents were female homemakers not over 65 years of age and not under 18 (unless the mother of a household child) with children under 18 in the household. An overriding study limitation was the small number of disabled families in the two study units, thus making the findings on degrees of disability vs. degrees of interaction rather tentative. Major conclusions were: (1) disabled families generally experience lower levels of internal family interaction; (2) no universal relationships exist between the degree of family membership disability and the degree of internal family interaction; (3) neither community nor family type significantly influence the impact of the incidence of family membership disability on the magnitude of internal family interaction; and (4) certain community and family types influence relationship between the degree of family membership disability and the degree of internal family interaction which are not universally observable. (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Prairie View A and M Univ., TX.; Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Texas