ERIC Number: ED101262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Coupling, Parenting, and the Presence of Others: Intimate Relationships in Communal Households.
Kanter, Rosabeth Moss; And Others
This study explored some of the impacts of the presence of others on the most intimate human relationships: those of couples and parents and children in communal households. The shift from essentially dyadic to larger group relations in the home adds a number of complex phenomena: audiences, alternative resources, coalition partners, interventions, and political jockeying. In each kind of relationship the primary tie may remain central for many people while they balance availability and responsibility to the others. There are both greater opportunities for wider intimacy, more ties, sharing of chores and responsibilities, autonomy, and egalitarianism and a series of new issues with which couples, parents, and children must cope. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Portions of this paper were presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974), and the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (Montreal, Canada, August 1974)