ERIC Number: EJ477129
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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An Exploration of Perceptions of Alternative Family Structures among University Students.
Ford, Donna Y.
Family Relations, v43 n1 p68-73 Jan 1994
Asked 462 university students whether or not each of 16 scenarios represented "family" to ascertain their perceptions of "family." Found that all respondents considered traditional nuclear unit as family, and majority perceived marital status and parental status to be important features when defining family. Respondents tended to exclude cohabiting couples without children, same-gender partners, and certain extended groups. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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