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Reexamining Family Stress
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Reexamining Family Stress
New Theory and Research


Volume: 193
Other Titles in:
Family Life Education

December 1993 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This challenging new inquiry liberates the study of family stress from the traditional positivist notions of the ABC-X model, favouring a new systemic paradigm which views stress as a multifaceted phenomenon with multiple causes and coping strategies.

Using a series of qualitative and quantitative studies of different families in stress, the authors outline the various patterns of family responses to stress, the elements of the family system most affected by stressful events and the helpfulness or harmfulness of differing family management strategies.

 
Introduction
 
Paradigms and Assumptions
 
A Systems Model of Family Stress
 
Research Design
 
Changes in Overall Family Functioning
 
Variation Within the Family System
 
Reconceptualizing Coping Strategies
 
When Are Coping Strategies Helpful and Harmful?
 
Developmental Patterns in Family Coping
 
General Principles, Implications and Future Directions

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ISBN: 9780803949300
£56.00