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ERIC Number: ED137685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug-24
Pages: 46
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Helping Relationships in Families: The Moderators Between Stress and Well-Being.
Burke, Ronald J.; Weir, Tamara
Members of nuclear families look to one another for support in times of stress. Relationships between spouses and between parents and children contain the conditions required for effective counselling and helping. This paper presents the results of two tests of the hypothesis that such helping relationships in families act as moderators between the experienced stress and resultant well-being of family members. In the first study, 89 married husband-wife pairs indicated (1) the amount of stress they experienced in their jobs and daily living, (2) their satisfaction with the help they received from their spouses, and (3) perceptions of their satisfaction and well-being in four areas: job, life, marriage, and mental and physical well-being. In the second study 274 male and female adolescents indicated (1) the amount of stress they experienced in their day-to-day living, (2) their satisfaction with the help they received from their mothers, fathers, and peers, and (3) perceptions of their well-being in three conceptually distinct areas (life satisfaction, various affective states, and mental and physical well-being). The results of these two studies indicate that concrete benefits derive from informal helping relationships among members of nuclear families. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (Toronto, Canada, June 9-11, 1976)