ERIC Number: ED205834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Surviving a Move: Sources of Stress and Adaption Among Corporate Executive Families.
Ammons, Paul; And Others
Relocation caused by employment transfers may favorably affect the attainment of career and financial goals; however, it is experienced as a stressful situation by many families and may create traumas for individual family members. If variables can be isolated that contribute to a family's adjustment to a new community, coping strategies may be developed which will enable families to minimize the psychological and emotional impact of relocation. The specific sources of stress among 122 recently transferred executives and their spouses were examined. Respondents completed questionnaires designed to elicit demographic information and information pertaining to their personal experiences and adjustments following relocation. Results indicated that after relocation, women experienced boredom, loss, depression and loneliness significantly more than men; men were significantly more enthusiastic than their wives. Respondents cited dissatisfaction with house-hunting and financing, moving companies, and quality of education in the new communities. The findings have implications for families, communities and corporations which may contribute to the family's adjustments to relocation. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Portland, OR, October 22-25, 1980).