Cohesion and adaptability in the reconstituted family

by Sue Mullins

Institution: University of Johannesburg
Year: 2014
Keywords: Adaptability (Psychology); Stepfamilies - South Africa - Johannesburg - Psychological aspects; Stepfamilies - Research South Africa - Johannesburg
Record ID: 1475779
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/9927


Family life is a universal human experience. The family is generally applIed to be the primary and almost powerful. system that an individual belongs to, as it shapes and determines the course and outcome of the lives of its members (Perkins & Kahan, 1979). Given this assumption, it is evident that the understanding of how differences in family structure affect family system functioning is vitally important. however, the impact of family structure on the family system has not been systematically examined by researchers. 'this is particularly true of the structurally unique system of the reconstituted family...