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The effects of family structures and family processes on the psychological well-being of children: a qualitative study

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dc.contributor.author Vandirayi, Shantel
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-18T10:23:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-18T10:23:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11408/3475
dc.description.abstract The paper provides a brief overview on the effects of family structures and family processes on the psychological well-being of children. The continuous changes in the demographics of families have had positive and negative effects on the psychological well-being of children. How do family structures impact on a child’s psychological well-being? What are the effects of background differences, family structural change and social environment on the psychological well-being of children? What are the effects of family processes on the psychological well- being of children? How does socioeconomic status affect children’s psychological well-being? The paper tried to answer these questions. Children from two parent family structures have shown to be displaying high levels of psychological well-being in most areas of development than their associates from single parent families. Two theories dominated the study, the family composition perspective which looks in the structure of the families and the family process perspective which looks into the processes of the families. A qualitative research approach was adopted so as to establish an in-depth information in the research understudy. Through careful analysis, the research found that children from two-parent family structures have found to be performing well in their academics because of dual support from both parents. Children from single-parent families have been found to be associated with poor academic performance and poor social relationships. The conclusion drawn from the study show that the two-parent family structures contribute largely to the psychological well-being of children than a single-parent family structure. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Midlands State University en_US
dc.subject Family processes en_US
dc.subject Psychological well being en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.title The effects of family structures and family processes on the psychological well-being of children: a qualitative study en_US


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