Family Functioning, Family Structure, and Differentiation of Self in Heterosexual Spanish Couples: An Actor–Partner Analysis
differentiation of self, family functioning, actor–partner interdependence modeling, couples, Family Assessment Device
This study used an actor–partner interdependence model to assess the relationship between differentiation of self and family functioning in a sample of 118 heterosexual Spanish couples, with additional attention to family structural correlates, including age of the children, number of children in the household, and educational level. Results showed a significant actor effect, with greater differentiation of self levels predicting better family functioning within individuals. Implications for mental health professionals regarding differentiation are provided.
Original Publication Citation
Rodríguez‐González, M., Schweer‐Collins, M., Bell, C. A., Sandberg, J. G., & Rodríguez‐Naranjo, C. (2019). Family functioning, family structure, and differentiation of self in heterosexual spanish couples: An actor–partner analysis. Journal of Counseling & Development, 97(2), 209-219.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rodríguez-González, Martiño; Schweer-Collins, Maria; Bell, Chance A.; Sandberg, Jonathan G.; and Rodríguez-Naranjo, Carmen, "Family Functioning, Family Structure, and Differentiation of Self in Heterosexual Spanish Couples: An Actor–Partner Analysis" (2019). Faculty Publications. 4190.
Journal of Counseling & Development
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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