Family Dynamics and Wellbeing

Mariam Abouelenin

My research intersects gender, work-family balance, and family justice, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. I explore how global socioeconomic shifts and cultural changes, including political instability and the Covid-19 pandemic, have influenced gender dynamics and inequalities. My PhD research investigated the persistence of gender inequalities in Egypt, assessing how [Read More...]

2024-04-05T11:23:03-04:00April 4th, 2024|

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, PhD

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, Ph.D., is a RGC Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Assistant Professor) at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong where he completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy. He also doubles as a research associate at the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His doctoral [Read More...]

2024-01-24T15:28:25-05:00January 24th, 2024|

Sending children to camp: An analysis of decision‐making by family income.

Objectives: This study sought to (a) identify the factors most salient toparents when sending their child to summer camp, (b) examine family members'roles in the camp decision‐making process, and (c) compare both by income andother family contextual factors in a sample of parents with a child whoenrolled and participated in a summer camp experience. Methods: [Read More...]

2023-06-22T14:00:16-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Associations between childhood family‐based nature activities and family relationship quality in emerging adulthood.

Objective: To explore changes in family‐based nature activities (FBNA)across five developmental stages and investigate whether frequency and typeof FBNA across the early life course is associated with greater familyrelationship quality in emerging adulthood. Method: Retrospective survey datawas collected from 451 undergraduate students who primarily identified asAsian American (44.9%) and Latinx (42.7%). Results: Multilevel models showedthat [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:58:19-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Influence of family factors on service members’ decisions to leave the military.

Background: Service member retention is a crucial aspect in maintainingand advancing the U.S. military and its mission. To increase retention, it isimportant to understand why active duty personnel voluntarily leave whilethey are still highly qualified. For married service members, spouses likelyinfluence the decision to stay or leave military service. Objective: Thecurrent study used data from [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:51:21-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Grandmothers who raise working parents’ children: Influences on grandchildren, behavior management styles, and educational needs.

Objective: The aim of the study was to examine perspectives on helpingraise grandchildren among Turkish grandmothers who care for working parents'children. Background: Grandparents helping raise their grandchildren hasbecome increasingly common as a means to support women's employment. InTurkey, the Büyükanne Projesi (Grandma Project) was carried out in 2017 withthe support of the government. This project [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:44:18-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

“I feel erased:” A qualitative analysis of grandparent experiences of parental alienation.

Objective: This study employs the life course perspective to explore thelived experience of grandparents who have no contact with their grandchildrendue to parental alienation (PA). Background: PA represents situations inwhich a child becomes estranged from one parent because of the manipulationof the other parent. The estrangement from the alienated parent leads to andmanifests inter alia [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:38:38-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Translating Discovery Science. Improving self‐efficacy in grandparents raising grandchildren: Results from a strengths‐based education intervention.

Background: Custodial grandparents often protect against childhood traumaand promote resilience in their grandchildren. In this role, grandparentsface many challenges and may lack confidence in their parenting abilities.Increasing grandparent self‐efficacy may help promote grandfamily resilience.Yet few interventions exist to help grandparents adapt to challenges faced asprimary parenting figures for grandchildren. Objective: The purpose of thisstudy was [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:36:41-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Long‐term trajectories of intergenerational coresidence: Evidence of living arrangements patterns in Chile.

Objective: This study examines long‐term trajectories ofintergenerational coresidence (IC) among a cohort of individuals aged 65 and75 in Chile, focusing on their diversity, prevalence, internal dynamism, andsociodemographic characteristics. Background: IC is comparatively high inLatin America and is related to both family norms and social vulnerabilities.However, empirical evidence on this topic comes mostly from cross‐sectionalstudies using [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:11:06-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Working parents’ right to childcare in Chile

Objective: This article examines Chilean working parents' perceptionsabout the right to childcare, care needs, and the future of this right.Background: There is widespread debate about working parents' care strategiesand their capacity to reconcile work and family. Latin American studies haveconcentrated on welfare regimens, social protection policies, and flexibilityin the labor market. However, few studies have [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:04:48-04:00June 22nd, 2023|
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