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Family Stress
Classic and Contemporary Readings



© 2002 | 508 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Why do some families rebound from stress with seeming ease while others seem to struggle? This anthology, comprised of 23 major articles from the family stress literature, addresses questions such as the increasingly diverse and complex family situations of stress and crisis. This volume provides the family stress community with an accessible, coherent compilation of writings by past, present and emerging family stress scholars. The reader includes classic and current writings from multi-disciplinary streams of work in family social science, social work, nursing, family sociology, family therapy, and family psychology.

Key Features:

  • Culture and Context. With an eye toward more culturally inclusive theories, the selected readings address how culture and context both aid and impede family resilience.

 

  • Clarity. An overall introduction and section introductions by Pauline Boss provide context for each individual reading and coherence for the book as a whole

 

  • Critical Thought. A critical thinking focus, outlined in chapter introductions, encourages students, researchers, and practitioners to expand their own thinking about the concepts and models of family stress and coping to guide the development of future work in this field

 

  • Crossover Coverage. Designed to parallel coverage in Pauline Boss's best-selling text, Family Stress Management, Second Edition, this collection of readings should nonetheless serve as a valuable resource on its own and in tandem with other texts in this area.

Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and master's students in departments of or courses related to Sociology, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Family Studies. Also suggested for professionals and practitioners working with families in social work, nursing, family therapy and family psychology settings.

 
PART 1: WHAT IS NEW IN FAMILY STRESS THEORY & RESEARCH?
Antonovsky, A. & Sournai, T. (1988)
1. Family Sense of Coherence and Family Adaptation
Wood, B.L., Klebba, K.B., & Miller, B.D. (2000)
2. Evolving the Biobehavioral Family Model: The Fit of Attachment
Garmezy, N. (1987)
3. Stress, Competence, and Development: Continuties in the Study of Schizophrenic Adults, Children Vulnerabe to Psychopathology, and the Search for Stress-Resistant Children
Hawley, D.R. & DeHaan, L. (1996)
4. Toward a Definition of Family Resilience: Integrating Life-span and Family Perspectives
McAdoo, H.P. (1995)
5. Stress Levels, Family Help Patterns, and Religiosity in Middle- and Working-Class African American Single Mothers
Strang, S. & Strang, P. (2001)
6. Spiritual Thoughts, Coping, and "Sense of Coherence" in Brain Tumour Patients and Their Spouses
Wright, L.M. (1997)
7. Suffering and Spirituality: The Soul of Clinical Work With Families
Patterson, J.M. & Garwick, A.W. (1994)
8. Levels of Meaning in Family Stress Theory
 
PART 2: MODELS AND THEORIES
LaVee, Y., McCubbin, H.I. & Patterson, J. (1985)
9. The Double ABCX Model of Family Stress and Adaptation: An Empirical Test by Analysis of Structural Equations With Latent Variables
Hobfoll, S.E. & Spielberger, C.D. (1992)
10. Family Stress: Integrating Theory & Measurement
Boss, P. (1992)
11. Primacy of Perception in Family Stress Theory and Measurement
Kazak, A.E. (1992)
12. Stress, Change, and Families: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
Hobfoll, S.E. & Spielberger, C.D. (1992)
13. Process of Family Stress: A Response to Boss (1992) and Kazak (1992)
 
PART 3: DEFINITIONS: A GUIDE TO FAMILY STRESS THEORY
Hill, R. (1958)
14. Generic Features of Families Under Stress
 
PART 4: BOUNDARY AMBIGUITY: A RISK FACTOR IN FAMILY STRESS MANAGEMENT
Boss, P. (1980)
15. Normative Family Stress: Family Boundary Changes Across the Life-Span
Caron, W.; Boss, P. & Mortimer, J. (1999)
16. Family Boundary Ambiguity Predicts Alzheimer's Outcomes
 
PART 5: THE LINK BETWEEN AMBIGUITY & AMBIVALENCE IN FAMILY STRESS THEORY
Luescher, K. & Pillemer, K. (1998)
17. Intergenerational Ambivalence: A New Approach to the Study of Parent-Child Relations in Later Life
Campbell, C.L. & Demi, A.S. (2000)
18. Adult Children of Fathers Missing in Action (MIA): An Examination of Emotional Distress, Grief, and Family Hardiness
 
PART 6: FAMILY VALUES AND BELIEF SYSTEMS: INFLUENCES ON FAMILY STRESS MANAGEMENT
Kirmaayer, L., Boothroyd, L., Tanner, A., Adelson, N., Robinson, E. (2000)
19. Psychological Distress Among the Cree of James Bay
 
PART 7: THE FAMILY'S EXTERNAL CONTEXT
Hardy, K.V. & Laszloffy, T.A. (1995)
20. The Cultural Genogram: Key to Training Culturally Competent Family Therapists
Murry, V.M., Brown, P.A., Brody, G.H., Cutrona, C.E. & Simons, R.L. (2001)
21. Racial Discrimination as a Moderator of the Links Among Stress, Maternal Psychological Functioning, and Family Relationships
Conger, R.D., Rueter, M.A. & Elder, G.H., Jr. (1999)
22. Couple Resilience to Economic Pressure
 
PART 8: SUMMARY AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Reiss, D., & Oliveri, M.E. (1991)
23. The Family's Conception of Accountability and Competence: A New Approach to the Conceptualization and Assessment of Family Stress
Key features
  • An overall introduction, chapter introductions, and a concluding synthesis by Pauline Boss to provide context for each individual reading and coherency for the book as a whole.
  • Parallel topic coverage to Boss's Family Stress Management textbook with Sage, making it easy for instructors to teach from the two books in tandem.
  • A critical thinking focus provided in Boss's chapter introductions to encourage students, researchers, and practitioners to expand their own thinking about the concepts and models of family stress and coping to guide the development of future work in this field. 

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ISBN: 9780761926122