Satisfaction with family relationships and overall quality of family life

SOURCE: South African Social Attitudes: family matters: family cohesion, values and strengthening to promote wellbeing
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Gordon, Y.D.Davids, A.Nomdo
SOURCE AUTHOR(S): Z.Mokomane, B.Roberts, J.Struwig, S.Gordon
KEYWORDS: FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, FAMILY WELL-BEING, QUALITY OF LIFE, SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS)
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10991
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/14778

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Abstract

The prime objective of this chapter is to identify the various factors that influence individuals' satisfaction with family life and family relationships. First, the study will be placed into context with a review of relevant scholarly literature. There are many academic theories that speak to family satisfaction, and it would be beyond the scope of this chapter to provide a review of all of them. Accordingly, we will only offer an assessment of the literature that is most germane to the chapter's topic. The methodological approach of the chapter will then be outlined and the stages of the data analysis delineated. Subsequently, findings from the data analysis will be presented. In closing, we will discuss the outcomes of the analysis with reference to family life and family policy in South Africa.