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Drawing on the relational developmental systems meta-model and a gender relations theoretical perspective, the present study analyzed data from 1,932 heterosexual couples from Waves 1 and 2 of the Germany Family Panel to answer three questions: (1) What are the longitudinal associations between...
Guided by a relational developmental systems perspective, stress generation hypothesis, and gender relations theory, this thesis examined two major research questions: (1) What are the longitudinal associations between self-reported depression symptoms, sexual communication, and sexual...
Guided by Bronfenbrenner’s (1979, 1989) Ecological Systems Model and Rose-Krasnor’s (1997) Social Competence Prism Model, this thesis examined the implications of self-reported shyness for early adolescent children in Vietnam. Specifically, the study examined the interactions among multiple...
The parent-child relationship is one of the most influential and long-lasting social ties for many people. Much research on this relationship focuses on childhood, adolescence, and old age, while parent-child relations during the transition to adulthood remains a relatively understudied area....
Abstract Background: Family transitions such as the birth of children and retirement often necessitate a redefinition of the marriage relationship, as other roles are added or changed. Stroke is a common, and also a particularly difficult, transition for a married couple. In a third of marriages...