Journal Article

Research note. Parental family structure and adult expectations of familial support in times of emotional need

A Buchanan and E Flouri

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 31, issue 1, pages 133-139
Published in print February 2001 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online February 2001 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/31.1.133
Research note. Parental family structure and adult expectations of familial support in times of emotional need

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Data from the National Child Development Study were used to examine the relationship between parental background and expectations of familial emotional support in adulthood. After adjusting for social class, employment, qualifications and presence of children in adulthood, and relationships with parents in adolescence, this study showed that men from birth families who had experienced disadvantage and men from stepfamilies who had had a public care experience were less likely to turn to family for emotional support. Presence of children in adulthood significantly increased contact but strained relationships with parents in adolescence significantly decreased this likelihood. Educational attainment in women and employment in men significantly predicted calling upon family first in times of emotional difficulties. This study has important implications for social workers seeking to increase family support for vulnerable families.

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Subjects: Social Work

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