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Resilience in remarried families

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dc.contributor.advisor Greeff AP, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Du Toit-Gous C en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:35:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:35:30Z
dc.date.submitted 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/32324
dc.description.abstract Using a cross-sectional survey research design the present study aims to explore those resilience factors which enable remarried families to withstand and rebound from the disruptive challenges they face. Furthermore, recovery factors were examined which enabled remarried families to cope more effectively and to emerge hardier from a crisis. Remarried families who were married between one to four years, with at least one family member presently in school, were approached to take part in this study. A parent and a child from 38 families independently completed six questionnaires and an open-ended question. It is proposed that the most important resilience factors identified in this study, through qualitative and quantitative measures, include (1) family relationships and support (mutual respect, cooperation and a loving bond), (2) family communication that is affirming, conveying care and support, as well as less incendiary communication that tends to exacerbate a stressful situation, (3) the ability to have a sense of control over outcomes in life by having a active orientation in adjusting to and managing stressful situations, (4) activities and routines that helps the family in spending time together and creating togetherness, (5) a strong marriage relationship (consisting of clearly defined roles, equality and support for each other), (6) support from family and friends, (7) internal and external handling of problems by redefining stressful events and acquiring and accepting social support, (8) spirituality and religion within the family that provides meaning and purpose beyond a crisis situation. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Counselling psychology en
dc.title Resilience in remarried families en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA (Counselling Psychology) en

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