family, parent-child relationships, stepfamily, emerging adults
This study sought to understand the effect that residential biological parent-child relationship has on retrospective accounts of overall stepfamily experiences. Using data from the Stepfamily Experiences Project (STEP), a nationally-based quota sample, retrospective accounts of 1,593 emerging adults’ stepfamily experiences were analyzed. Results indicated that a higher quality residential biological parent-child relationship was positively and significantly correlated with a higher quality stepfamily experience. Clinicians and other social scientists need to be aware of the importance of strengthening the parent-child relationship when providing services and interventions for stepfamilies.
Original Publication Citation
Urick, M., & Limb, G. (2015). The quality of residential parent-child relationships and the impact on stepfamily experience. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 3(1), 27-33.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Urick, Megan and Limb, Gordon E., "The Quality of Residential Parent-Child Relationships and its Impact on Stepfamily Experiences" (2015). Faculty Publications. 3994.
Journal of Sociology and Social Work
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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