ERIC Number: ED422071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Values Supporting Quality Family Life: An Exploratory Descriptive Study. Report HF/MF-33.
Viljoen, Sylvia; Steyn, Anna F.
This monograph describes an investigation into the family values of colored and white cultural groups in South Africa. Experts in social work and marriage counseling were first surveyed, followed by in-depth interviews in groups with varying combinations of culture, language, social class and age differences. Detailed findings are presented on beliefs about the survival of the family as a lifestyle, family types, and expectations and opinions on love, communication, authority patterns, childrearing, and sex education and changing values underlying sexuality. Special attention was given to beliefs about social factors and values promoting high quality marriage, family life, and parent-child relationships. Based on findings, the monograph provides recommendations for programs that would promote the development of family life. Includes an abstract in Afrikaans. (Contains 31 references.) (JPB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cultural Differences, Family Attitudes, Family Environment, Family Life, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries, Marriage, Moral Values, Nuclear Family, Parent Child Relationship, Racial Differences, Sex Education, Social Differences, Social Values
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa