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Webb, Amy Pieper; Ellison, Christopher G.; McFarland, Michael J.; Lee, Jerry W.; Morton, Kelly; Walters, James – Family Relations, 2010
A long tradition of research demonstrates that divorce is a risk factor for depressive symptoms. Although a growing literature examines links between religious factors and marital quality and stability, researchers have neglected the role of religion in successful or problematic coping following divorce. Building on Pargament's seminal work on…
Descriptors: Divorce, Marital Satisfaction, Religion, Risk
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Dahl, Ann Sale; And Others – Social Work, 1987
In preliminary findings from research interviews with nonclinical remarriage families who were not receiving treatment, both marital satisfaction and children's adjustment were described in primarily positive terms, especially after the first few years. Families reported that the process of managing complexities, uncertainties, and mixed feelings…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Attitudes, Family Structure, Marital Satisfaction
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Dion, M. Robin – Future of Children, 2005
Evidence of public and private interest in programs designed to strengthen the institution of marriage and reduce the number of children growing up without both their parents is growing. Robin Dion addresses the question of whether such programs can be effective, especially among disadvantaged populations. She begins by describing a variety of…
Descriptors: Low Income, Disadvantaged, Marriage, Social Scientists
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Cuskelly, Monica; Hauser-Cram, Penny; Van Riper, Marcia – Down Syndrome Research and Practice, 2009
This paper provides a brief overview of what is currently known about families of children with Down syndrome. In addition, it highlights a number of issues that require further research if we are to have a thorough understanding of the impact of a child with Down syndrome on families as a system and on the individuals who make up that system.…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Longitudinal Studies, Child Rearing, Fathers
Morrison, Cali Marie Koerner – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in competency-based education, a learning modality which is mastery-based, self-paced and focused on demonstrations of knowledge and skill rather than where or how they were attained (C-BEN, 2016; Cuckler, 2016; Tate & Klein-Collins, 2015; U.S. Department of Education, 2002). The face of higher…
Descriptors: College Choice, Competency Based Education, Learning Motivation, Student Characteristics
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White, Lynn; Keith, Bruce – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1990
Interviewed a national panel of 1,668 married women and men in 1980 and 1983 to assess effects of shift work on 6 measures of marital quality (marital happiness, interaction, disagreements, general problems, sexual problems, and child-related problems) and probability of divorce. Results suggested that shift work has a modest but general adverse…
Descriptors: Divorce, Family Problems, Interpersonal Relationship, Life Satisfaction
Ross, Martha; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Murphy, Kelly; Bateman, Nicole; DeMand, Alex; Sacks, Vanessa – Child Trends, 2018
Helping young people prepare to engage in work and life as productive adults is a central challenge for any society. Yet, many young people in the United States find that the path from education to employment and economic security in adulthood is poorly marked or inaccessible. As a result, those from low-income and less educated families have…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disadvantaged, Employment, Wages
Tiffany, Phyllis G. – 1983
Marital satisfaction across the life cycle differs for men and women. To investigate family life satisfaction across positional roles, developmental categories, and socioeconomic status (SES), 100 husbands and wives (families) were administered the Heimler Schedule of Social Functioning (SOSF), which relates social function and stressors (work,…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Family Life, Family Role, Friendship
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Copur, Zeynep; Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya – Journal of Family Issues, 2010
Changing perceptions of childlessness have been documented in the United States, but little is known about perceptions in developing countries undergoing rapid social changes and globalization, including Turkey. This project uses a survey and hypothetical vignettes about childless couples and parents to assess university students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Family Income, Females, Childlessness
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Bokemeier, Janet; Maurer, Richard – Family Relations, 1987
Examined data from survey of nonmetropolitan households (N=770 couples) to describe conjugal labor involvement of rural couples and to assess relationship between labor involvement and marital quality. Found that, when work situations of both spouses were considered, many couples either had no jobs or more than two jobs. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Marital Satisfaction, Multiple Employment, Rural Population
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Kinnunen, Ulla; And Others – Family Relations, 1996
Investigated how 657 fathers' job satisfaction and job stress were related to four domains: individual, parent-child, marital, and child. Results showed that the job affected all four domains. Job stress and job satisfaction were directly related to family functioning. Discusses implications for families with school-age children. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Behavior, Children, Elementary Secondary Education
Spitze, Glenna D.; Waite, Linda J. – 1979
The research paper examines how women's relative preferences for market work and home work are effected by three transitions: first marriage, first birth, and marital dissolution. The hypothesis was that all three events should affect market work preference by changing levels of available resources, such as time and money, and by changing the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Birth, Divorce, Employment
Rambo, Brenda Clanton; And Others – 1980
The breakdown of marriage within American society is a serious problem as evidenced by high divorce rates and numerous separations and family problems. A Marriage Values Questionnaire, developed to determine reasons for marrying and staying married and the impact of religion on marital stability, was completed by 305 subjects, ranging in age from…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Educational Attainment, Interpersonal Attraction
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Kahn, Sharon E.; And Others – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 1989
Examined marital and parental status in relation to perceptions of quality of work and family roles (psychological well-being, job satisfaction, work involvement, non-occupational environment, and role demands) in female clerical workers (N=148). Found income differentiated married and unmarried women and presence of school-age children related to…
Descriptors: Clerical Workers, Employed Women, Foreign Countries, Income
Staines, Graham L.; And Others – 1977
The effects of wives' employment status on wives' and husbands' evaluations of their own marital adjustment were examined in two recent national surveys. Working wives whose husbands also work reported having wished they had married someone else and having thought of divorce significantly more often than housewives but did not score significantly…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Comparative Analysis, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes
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