Table level of families


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Table level of families

  1. 1. Table 3. Family Cohesion Dimension: Interrelated Concepts DISENGAGED SEPARATED CONNECTED ENMESHED (Very Low) (Low to Moderate) (Moderate to High) (Very High) High independence of family Moderate independence of Moderate dependence of Independence High dependence of family members members family members family members Semi-open external Open external boundaries; Semi-open external and Closed external boundaries. Blurred Family boundaries; open internal closed internal boundaries; internal boundaries; clear internal boundaries. Blurred Boundaries boundaries; clear rigid generational boundaries generational boundaries generational boundaries generational boundaries Weak coalitions; usually a Coalitions Marital coalition clear Marital coalition strong Parent-child coalitions family scapegoat Time apart from family Time together is important. Time alone and together is Time together maximized; little time Time maximized (physically Time alone permitted for important alone permitted and/or emotionally) approved reasons Separate space both Private space maintained; Family space maximized; Space physically and emotionally is some family space private space minimized Little or no private space at home maximized Mainly individual friends Some individual friends; Some individual friends; Limited individuals friends; mainly Friends seen alone; few family scheduled activities with some family friends couple ir family friends seen together friends couple and family friends Most decisions are Individual decisions are Decision- Primarily individual individually based; able to All decisions, both personal and shared. Most decisions made Making decisions make joint decisions on with family in mind relationship must be made by family family issues Primarily individual Some spontaneous family some scheduled family Interests and Most or all activities and interests activities done without activities, individual activities; family involved in Recreation must be shared with family family; family not involved activities supported individual interests
  2. 2. Table 4. Family Adaptability Dimensions: interrelated Concepts SYSTEM ASSERTIVENESS CONTROL DISCIPLINE NEGOTIATION ROLES RULES FEEDBACK Dramatic role shifts; Many Endless Primarily Chaotic Endless implicit rules; Passive and Laisse-faire negotiations; positive loops; (Very No leadership negotiations; Poor Few explicit Aggresive styles Very lenient Poor problem- Few negative High) problem-solving rules; solving loops Arbitrarily enforced rules Some rule Role-making changes; More Equalitarian Democratic Good negortiations; More negative and sharing; explicit than Flexible Generally Assertive with fluid Unpredictable Good problem than positive Fluid change implicit rules; changes consequences solving loops of roles Rules often enforced Few rule changes; More Democratic Democratic; Structured More negative Some role- explicit than Structured Generally Assertive with stable Predictable negortiations; Good than positive sharing implicit rules; leader consequences problem-solving loops Rules usually enforced Rigid rules; many explicit Primarily Rigid Limited Role rigidity; Passive or Aggresive Authoritarian Autocratic; rules; Few negative loops; (Very negotiations; Poor Stereo-typed styles leadership Overly strict implicit rules; Few Positive Low) problem-solving roles. Strictly loops enforced rules