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ERIC Number: EJ939103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Stress and Support in Family Relationships after Hurricane Katrina
Reid, Megan; Reczek, Corinne
Journal of Family Issues, v32 n10 p1397-1418 Oct 2011
In this article, the authors merge the study of support, strain, and ambivalence in family relationships with the study of stress to explore the ways family members provide support or contribute to strain in the disaster recovery process. The authors analyze interviews with 71 displaced Hurricane Katrina survivors, and identify three family relationships that were especially important to postdisplacement experiences: marital or intimate partner, parent-adult child, and fictive kin. These relationships provided support, contributed to strain, or did both, highlighting the complexity of such relationships in the postdisaster context. Women tended to provide more support to and receive more support from family relationships than did men, especially through mother-adult daughter relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Texas