ERIC Number: EJ860199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Reference Count: 43
The Social Relations Model in Family Studies: A Systematic Review
Eichelsheim, Veroni I.; Dekovic, Maja; Buist, Kirsten L.; Cook, William L.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n4 p1052-1069 Nov 2009
The Social Relations Model (SRM) allows for examination of family relations on three different levels: the individual level (actor and partner effects), the dyadic level (relationship effects), and the family level (family effect). The aim of this study was to present a systematic review of SRM family studies and identify general patterns in the results. Results of reanalyses of 17 data sets showed that characteristics of the person who reports on the relationship and the unique characteristics of the relationship were most important explanations of differences in family relationships. The present systematic review contributes to a better understanding of who is driving relationship outcomes in families and provides suggestions concerning the application of the SRM to family data.
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Literature Reviews, Trend Analysis, Individual Differences, Individual Characteristics
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