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Week 4 - FAD3432 Chapter 4: Dimensions of Family Stressor...

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FAD3432 Chapter 4: Dimensions of Family Stressor Events I. Divorce a. Chapter Objectives i. Differing Perspectives, Attitudes, and Values About Divorce 1. Divorce has increased since the 1800s through the 1970s, leveled off during the 1980s, and decreased in the 1990s. 2. Greatest risk to marriage stability during first 5 years of marriage 3. There is an interaction between marital satisfaction, family satisfaction & marital stability. b. Reasons that percent of divorces went down in a starts are: i. Because of an increase in population or a housing boom. ii. Because the process of divorce is different; laws. 1. Ex. Jefferson County is much easier to get divorced in because of the way divorces are handled there. Therefore there is a much higher statistic in that county. c. Since 2000, the number of divorces has gone down. i. This is because less people are getting married. ii. There are more steps required to get married. iii. Divorce is expensive. Marriage is expensive. 1. Marriage preparation classes can reduce the rate of marriage. iv. Marriage stability does not always indicate marital fulfillment. 1. Fulfillment goes down after children are born. 2. Family quality is higher during that time. d. There are ways that divorce rates are calculated. i. 50% is counting the number of marriages that occur this year and the number of divorces that occur this year and divide them, you will get ½.
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ii. If you count the number of people who are currently married, you will get a different population. iii. Some just count number of people who get divorced divided by the number of residents in that state. e. This country has moved to a no-fault divorce system. i. In the past, it had to be proven that someone had committed a justifiable act to end the marriage. f. The highest rate of divorce occurs within the first five years. i. This is a period of low predictability and high amounts of change. 1. Systems require predictability. g. Why is divorce a stressor event? i. Ending a marriage can put stress on the individuals and subsystems. ii. Economic stress. 1. Divorce is expensive. 2. Paying for more than one household. 3. Women make less than men in the same job. 4. **This is an example of stress pileup. iii. Change in the system. 1. Impacts all the members. h. Variable Nature of Adjustment to Divorce i. Economic Consequences – ¼ of women move into poverty as a result of divorce 1. Men generally fare better economically as a result of divorce. ii. Psychological Adjustment – Gender differences 1. Children’s Adjustment – Heatherington’s theory a. Individual risk and vulnerability; b. Family composition; c. Stress and socieconomic disadvantage; d. Parental distress;
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e. Family process. 2.
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Week 4 - FAD3432 Chapter 4: Dimensions of Family Stressor...

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