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Aspecte şi modele predictive ale funţionalităţii familiilor
Aspects and predictive models of family functioning

Author(s): Gabriel Roşeanu , Alina Decsei-Radu , Lorena Florina Ţirtea
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: the McMaster Model of family approach; the Circumplex Model of family approach; functional and dysfunctional family; communication within the family

Summary/Abstract: The family is the most important unit which contributes both to the society’s and the person’s development. It influences the children’s development and the adult’s continuous training. If the families are dysfunctional, their members will have problems in different areas. The purpose of thie research was to find out which are the most important areas involved in determining the functionality of families. For this purpose the authors used three Models of Family Approach: The McMaster Model, The Circumplex Model and The Beaver’s Model of Family Competence. The results showed that the McMaster Model can predict best the level of family functionality, and that the most important areas of functionality are: communication, affective involvement and problem solving. Another purpose was to find out which families are more dysfunctional depending of their living environment. The results showed that families from the rural environment were more dysfunctional than those from the urban environment.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: IV - 7
  • Page Range: 73-88
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian