Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

By: Katherine R. Allen (author), David M. Klein (author), Alan C. Acock (author), Peggye Dilworth-Anderson (author), Vern L. Bengtson (author)Hardback

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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the definitive reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing, and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http:/, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science. The Sourcebook is an excellent addition to any academic library. It is an authoritative reference for scholars and researchers in Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Social Work, and Psychology. In addition, the Sourcebook can also be used in graduate courses on family theory and methodology.

About Author

Vern Bengtson is the AARP/University Chair in Gerontology and Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. He has published 15 books and over 220 articles in gerontology, the sociology of the life course, family sociology, social psychology, and ethnicity and aging. He was elected President of the Gerontological Society of America and has been granted a MERIT award from the National Institute on Aging for his 35-year Longitudinal Study of Generations. Bengtson's honors include (twice) the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council of Family Relations (1980 and 1986); the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association's section on aging (1995); the Robert W. Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America (1996); and the Ernest W. Burgess Award from the National Council on Family Relations (1998). In addition he has received several awards for teaching, which has provided his greatest satisfaction throughout his career. Alan Acock (Ph.D., Washington State University) is Professor and former Chair of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. He has also taught at Louisiana State University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Southern California. Alan has published 4 books, 20 book chapters, and 120 articles. He is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations, a winner of the Reuben Hill Award, several awards for teaching, and his book on Family Diversity and Well-Being received the 1995 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book. Alan has held elected offices in the American Sociological Association and the National Council on Family Relations. His substantive research has been on the effects of family structure on the well-being of family members and on intergenerational relations. He is currently investigating the effects of fathers returning to families after incarceration. He has served on editorial boards of several substantive journals including the Journal of Marriage and Family. His methodological research has focused on structural equation modeling and missing values. He is currently writing a book on Stata. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Structural Equation Modeling. Katherine R. Allen (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Professor of Family Studies and adjunct professor of Women's Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her primary academic interests are in family diversity over the life course, feminism and family studies, and qualitative research methods. She is also interested in feminist and anti-racist pedagogy and women's leadership in higher education. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Family Issues, Family Relations, Journal of Aging Studies, and Journal of GLBT Family Studies. She was co-editor of the Handbook of Family Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2000) with David Demo and Mark Fine, the co-author of Women and Families: Feminist Reconstructions with Kristine Baber (Guilford, 1992), and the author of Single Women/Family Ties: Life Histories of Older Women (Sage, 1989), has served as a contributing author in a number of Sage titles (e.g., Hendrick & Hendrick's Close Relationships: A Sourcebook, McKenry/Price's Families & Change, 3/e), and is a prolific author of journal articles. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is Director, Center for Aging and Diversity in the Institute on Aging at Chapel Hill and Professor of Health Policy and Administration in the School of Public Health. She earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1975 and also received training in family therapy from the Family Institute of Chicago, Institute of Psychiatry, Northwestern University. In 1989 she received additional training in family issues and Alzheimer's disease from the Harvard Geriatric Education Center. Her research and publications have included both theoretically and empirically-based topics on ethnic minority families, with emphasis on older African-Americans. In addition to being cited in professional journals, her work has been cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, and numerous local and regional newspapers. She has received funding to support her research from the National Institute on Aging, the Administration on Aging, the March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association and GalxoSmithKline. David M. Klein is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. His current research is on relationship formation, assessment, and dissolution. He co-edited the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research, and has served as Chair and Archivist of the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop. He also has been Treasurer of the National Council on Family Relations, and Chair of its Research and Theory Section. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations.


Foreword - Pauline Boss Preface Part I: Setting the Context for Future Family Research Chapter 1. Theory and Theorizing in Family Research - Vern L. Bengtson, Alan C. Acock, Katherine R. Allen, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, and David M. Klein Spotlight on Theory: Applying Kuhn's "Scientific Structure of Revolutions" to Family Science - Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Spotlight on Methods: The Cyclical Process of Theory and Data in Science - David M. Klein Case Study: The Use of Explicit Theory in Family Research: A Case Analysis of the Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1990-1999 - Alan C. Taylor and Aparna Bagdi Case Study: A Scientific Theory of the Family? - Jonathan H. Turner Discussion and Extension: Theorizing Family: From the Particular to the General - David Cheal Chapter 2. Contemporary and Emerging Theories in Studying Families - Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Linda M. Burton, and David M. Klein Spotlight on Theory: Application of Pepper's World Hypotheses to Family Theories - Hilary A. Rose Spotlight on Theory: In Search of a Philosophical Foundation for Family Theory and Therapy - Norbert A. Wetzel Case Study: Agony or Ecstasy? Evolving Theory and Methods of the Circumplex Model - Judy Watson Tiesel and Dean Gorall Case Study: On the Use of Probability in Family Theory - Jetse Sprey Chapter 3. Contemporary and Emerging Research Methods in Studying Families - Alan C. Acock, Manfred H. M. van Dulmen, Katherine R. Allen, and Fred P. Piercy Spotlight on Methods: Asking New Questions of Existing Qualitative Data - M. Elise Radina and Kimberly J. M. Downs Case Study: Mixed Methods: Meaning and Validity in the Development of Self-Report Items for Children - Michael E. Woolley, Natasha K. Bowen, and Gary L. Bowen Case Study: Analyzing Family Interaction Patterns From Videotapes Over Time - Kurt Kreppner Discussion and Extension: Deductive Qualitative Analysis and Family Theory Building - Jane F. Gilgun Part II: Changing Family Patterns Chapter 4. Explanations of Family Change: A Family Demographic Perspective - Suzanne M. Bianchi and Lynne M. Casper Spotlight on Theory: The New Demographics of Families - Farrell J. Webb Spotlight on Methods: Does Marriage Make People Happier? Marriage, Cohabitation, and Trajectories in Well-Being - Kelly Musick Case Study: Strengths and Resilience in Chinese Immigrant Families: An Initial Effort of Inquiry - Yan Ruth Xia, Zhi George Zhou, and Xiaolin Xie Discussion and Extension: Family Change: Decline or Resilience? - Paul R. Amato Chapter 5. Family Composition and Family Transitions - David H. Demo, William S. Aquilino, and Mark A. Fine Spotlight on Theory: Family Disruption--Chaos Versus Havoc: A Chaos Theory (Dynamical Systems) View of Family Structure and Change - Rory Remer Spotlight on Methods: Causal Analysis of Family Structure Effects - Tami M. Videon Case Study: Predicting Marital Success or Failure: Burgess and Beyond - Ione Y. DeOllos Discussion and Extension: The Adjustment of Children in Divorced and Remarried Families - E. Mavis Hetherington Chapter 6. Decentering Heteronormativity: A Model for Family Studies - Ramona Faith Oswald, Libby Balter Blume, and Stephen R. Marks Case Study: Backward Socialization and Gay Identity Negotiation in Families - Bertram J. Cohler Case Study: Gay Marriage and Social Science - Timothy J. Biblarz and Judith Stacey Discussion and Extension: Reflections on Queer Theory and Family Science - Lawrence A. Kurdek Chapter 7. Theorizing and Studying Sibling Ties in Adulthood - Alexis J. Walker, Katherine R. Allen, and Ingrid Arnet Connidis Spotlight on Theory: Theorizing About Sibling Relationships When Parents Become Frail - Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford Spotlight on Methods: Twin Studies and Dementia - Keith E. Whitfield Case Study: Reaching Beyond the Dyad: Research on Adult Siblings - Sarah H. Matthews Discussion and Extension: Sibling Relationships in Childhood: Implications for Life-Course Study - Susan M. McHale and Ann C. Crouter Chapter 8. Ecological Changes in Ethnic Families of Color - Harriette Pipes McAdoo, Estella A. Martinez, and Hester Hughes Spotlight on Theory: Empirical Reality and Vision: Studying People of Color - Tammy L. Henderson Spotlight on Methods: Methodological Considerations in the Study of Families of Color - Masako Ishii-Kuntz Case Study: Black-White Interracial Marriage and Multiracial Families - Erica Chito Childs Discussion and Extension: The Demographics of the 21st-Century Family: Examining Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Within Geographic and Generational Context - Ana Mari Cauce Chapter 9. Advancing Theory Through Research: The Case of Extrusion in Stepfamilies - Margaret Crosbie-Burnett, Edith A. Lewis, Summer Sullivan, Jessica Podolsky, Rosane Mantilla de Souza, and Victoria Mitrani Spotlight on Theory: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy With Stepfamilies - James L. Furrow, Brent Bradley, and Susan M. Johnson Spotlight on Methods: Exploring the Diversity of Stepfamily Relationships - Maria Schmeeckle Case Study: Identity Enactment and Verification in Gay and Lesbian Stepfamilies - Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Kari Henley, and Kay Pasley Discussion and Extension: Leaving Whose Home? When Stepchildren Leave Is it Always Extrusion? - Lawrence H. Ganong and Marilyn Coleman Part III: Changing Family Interactions Within and Across Generations Chapter 10. Through the Lens of Time: How Families Live in and Through Time - Kerry J. Daly and John Beaton Spotlight on Theory: Family in and Beyond Time - Andrew J. Weigert Spotlight on Methods: The Experience Sampling Method - Jennifer A. Schmidt Case Study: Viewing Time Through the Eyes of Overscheduled Children and Their Underconnected Families - Yvette V. Perry and William J. Doherty Discussion and Extension: Time and Time Again: A Critical Look at Order in Family Life - Barbara H. Fiese Chapter 11. Theorizing About Marriage - Jason S. Carroll, Stan J. Knapp, and Thomas B. Holman Spotlight on Theory: Theory-Driven Couple Evaluation - Luciano L'Abate Spotlight on Methods: Studying Marriages Longitudinally - Frank D. Fincham and Thomas N. Bradbury Case Study: Cultural Narratives and Individual Experiences in Relationships - Richard Bulcroft, Linda Smeins, and Kris Bulcroft Case Study: Couples Under Stress: Studying Change in Dyadic Closeness and Distance - Yoav Lavee Discussion and Extension: Theorizing the Particulars of Marriage - Bert N. Adams Chapter 12. Analyzing Couples and Families: Multilevel Methods - Aline G. Sayer and Mary Maguire Klute Spotlight on Theory: Personality and Family Process - James E. Deal, Charles F. Halverson, Jr., and Valerie Havill Spotlight on Theory: Families in Community Contexts - Jay A. Mancini, Gary L. Bowen, and James A. Martin Discussion and Extension: A Comment on the Use of Multilevel Methods in Family Research - James M. White and Jay D. Teachman Chapter 13. Theorizing About Aggression Between Intimates: A Dialectical Approach - Loreen N. Olson, Mark A. Fine, and Sally A. Lloyd Spotlight on Theory: Family Resilience - Charles H. Huber Spotlight on Methods: Holding Multiple Theories in Our Hands: Advanced Dialectical Research Methods - Deborah A. Davis and Edward Read Barton Case Study: An Ecological Perspective on an Intergenerational Family Problem - Lawrence B. Schiamberg and Daphna Gans Discussion and Extension: The Challenges and Promise of a Dialectical Approach to Theorizing About Intimate Violence - Claire M. Renzetti Chapter 14. Fatherhood and Father Involvement: Emerging Constructs and Theoretical Orientations - Randal D. Day, Charlie Lewis, Margaret O'Brien, and Michael E. Lamb Case Study: Incarceration and Reentry of Fathers Into the Lives of Their Families - Joyce A. Arditti, Alan C. Acock, and Randal D. Day Case Study: The Unanticipated Consequences of Promoting Father Involvement: A Feminist Perspective - Yoshie Sano Discussion and Extension: Fathers, Fatherhood, and Families: (Re)Casting Issues of Diversity Into Forming and Re-forming Conceptualizations - Vivian L. Gadsden and R. Karl Rethemeyer Chapter 15. Influences of Parents and Siblings on the Development of Children and Adolescents - Martin Pinquart and Rainer K. Silbereisen Spotlight on Theory: Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory - Ronald P. Rohner Spotlight on Methods: Observational Methods for Studying Families - Lorraine C. Taylor and Melissa A. Barnett Case Study: Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Integrating Attachment and Bowenian Family Systems Theories - Mark K. Benson Discussion and Extension: The Role of Families in Developmental Continuity and Change During Adolescence - Jennifer L. Matjasko and Katherine A. Paz Chapter 16. Theorizing Intergenerational Family Relations: Solidarity, Conflict, and Ambivalence in Cross-National Contexts - Ruth Katz, Ariela Lowenstein, Judith Phillips, and Svein Olav Daatland Spotlight on Methods: Qualitative Approaches to the Study of Intergenerational Relations - Gay Becker Case Study: Testing Theories About Intergenerational Exchanges - Merril Silverstein Case Study: Recent Shifts in Family Support for Older People in Ghana - Isabella Aboderin Discussion and Extension: Theorizing Intergenerational Relations Across Societies - G. Clare Wenger Part IV: Families and Larger Social Forces Chapter 17. Culture, Cognition, and Parenthood - Ralph LaRossa, Wendy Simonds, and Donald C. Reitzes Spotlight on Theory: The Evolution of Parenting - David C. Bell Spotlight on Methods: Studying Foster and Adoptive Parent-Child Relationships - Katharine P. Leslie Case Study: River of Grief: Hearing Parents and Siblings Following Child Death - Colleen I. Murray and Kathleen R. Gilbert Discussion and Extension: Parenthood, Parenting, and Marital Interactions - Debra Umberson and Belinda L. Needham Chapter 18. Multicultural and Critical Race Feminisms: Theorizing Families in the Third Wave - Lee Ann De Reus, April L. Few, and Libby Balter Blume Spotlight on Theory: Veiled Heads: A Middle Eastern Feminist Perspective - Manijeh Daneshpour Spotlight on Methods: Kentucky Homeless Mothers - Joanna M. Badagliacco Case Study: Challenges Faced by Nonelite Women in Higher Education - Norma Burgess Discussion and Extension: Integrating Youth Into Our Feminist Theory, Research, and Practice - Kristine M. Baber Chapter 19. Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Externalizing Behaviors: A Structural Equation Framework - Robert Flynn Corwyn and Robert H. Bradley Case Study: Multisite, Mixed-Methods Study of Rural Low-Income Families - Bonnie Braun and Elaine A. Anderson Discussion and Extension: Promoting Positive Youth Development Across Variations in Socioeconomic Status: Framing the Structural Equation Modeling Approach Within a Developmental Systems Perspective - Christina Theokas and Richard M. Lerner Chapter 20. Don't Stop at the Borders: Theorizing Beyond Dichotomies of Work and Family - Shelley M. MacDermid, Kevin Roy, and Anisa M. Zvonkovic Spotlight on Theory: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Work-Family Conflict - Josip Obradovic and Mira Cudina Spotlight on Methods: Methodological Challenges in Theorizing the Work-Family Complex - Suraj Commuri Case Study:The Interface of Elder Caregiving and Paid Employment - Judy L. Singleton Discussion and Extension: Suggestions for a Multilevel Reframing of Work-Family Theory - Joseph G. Grzywacz, Angela J. Hattery, and Patricia Voydanoff Chapter 21. Religion and Families - Linda M. Chatters and Robert Joseph Taylor Spotlight on Theory: "Good Enough" Theorizing About Families, Spirituality, and Religion: Facing Our Own Fundamentalism - Carla M. Dahl Spotlight on Methods: Measurement Issues in the Study of Religion and Spirituality - Jacqueline S. Mattis Case Study: Links Between Families and Religion - Don Swenson, Jerry G. Pankhurst, and Sharon K. Houseknecht Discussion and Extension: How Highly Religious Families Strive to Fulfill Sacred Purposes - David C. Dollahite and Loren D. Marks Chapter 22. Families, Theories, and Social Policy - Phyllis Moen and Scott Coltrane Spotlight on Theory: Families and Policy: Health Issues of Older Women - Karen A. Roberto Spotlight on Methods: Investigating Child Abuse Investigations - Jennifer A. Reich Case Study: Theoretical Threads Weave the Foundation for Family Policy Research - Lydia Blalock, Pamela A. Monroe, and M. E. Betsy Garrison Discussion and Extension: Thoughts on Families and Public Policy as Viewed by Phyllis Moen and Scott Coltrane - Joan Aldous Part V: Preparing the Next Generation of Family Scholars 23. College Professors' Conversations About Teaching Family Theories - Velma McBride Murry, Paul C. Rosenblatt, and Elizabeth Wieling Spotlight on Theory: Walking the Walk: Teaching Systems Theory by Doing Theory - Gail G. Whitchurch Spotlight on Theory: Human Ecology Theory for the 21st Century - Lillian A. Phenice and Robert J. Griffore Spotlight on Theory: Teaching Theory 101A - Denise Berg Spotlight on Methods: Linking Theory, Methods, Community Wisdom, and Local Need - James M. Frabutt Case Study: A Family With Gender Inequality: Theory in Clinical Teaching - Thomas W. Blume and Charles Lee Cole Chapter 24. Teaching Methods of Family Research - Constance L. Shehan and Theodore N. Greenstein Spotlight on Methods: Making Statistics Come Alive - Walter R. Schumm Spotlight on Methods: Developing Professional Skills in Methods: Writing Grant Proposals - Chalandra M. Bryant Case Study: Getting to the Bottom of the Spanking Debate: Bringing in the Ethics of Research - Robyn L. Mowery and Lynda H. Walters Chapter 25. Controversies and Firestorms: An Epilogue - Vern L. Bengtson, Katherine R. Allen, David M. Klein, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, and Alan C. Acock Spotlight on Methods: Are You a "Positivist"? An Epistemological Self-Assessment - David M. Klein Spotlight on Theory: Where Does Queer Theory Take Us? - Stan J. Knapp and Camille S. Williams Spotlight on Theory: Pushing the Boundaries of the Sourcebook - Katherine R. Allen Author Index Subject Index About the Editors

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