Title

Compelling Family Processes

Keywords

family process domains, family processes, family theory

Abstract

This article introduces the idea of family process research and asserts that the study of family processes is an indispensable component of any effort to conceptualize and measure family life. Within this article the family process approach is defined through the use of several domains that categorize core constructs. Further, several key assumptions are identified that form the foundation this family process approach. A related objective of this article advances the notion that family process–oriented research has grown increasingly sophisticated over the years, often in ways that have helped to shape and define the discipline of family science. This article instructs readers about using a family process approach, especially within the context of employing a large national data set such as the NLSY97.

Original Publication Citation

Day, R. D., Gavazzi, S. M., Miller, R. B., & *van Langeveldt, A. (2009). Compelling family processes. Marriage and Family Review, 45, 116-128.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009-04-02

Publisher

Marriage and Family Review

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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