Timely New Studies Explore Aspects of Family Social Support Related to Loneliness and Financial Assistance
New early-view articles published by NCFR's scholarly journals explore aspects of family social support, especially relevant during a time when many families are isolated from traditional support systems due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ning Hsieh and Hui Liu have authored the first national study to examine disparities in loneliness and social relationships by sexual orientation in late adulthood in the United States. They found that older lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults were significantly lonelier than their heterosexual counterparts, primarily due to a lower likelihood of having a partner and, to a lesser extent, lower levels of family support and greater friend strain. Their article was published online in Journal of Marriage and Family on April 9, 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12681).
Joan Maya Mazelis and Laryssa Mykyta explore how low‐income parents of newborns tend to avoid seeking financial and other social support from family members, despite having a strong need for it. This study illustrates the complexity and contradictions in how family members think and talk about the need for support, and how having to ask for help can often becomes a barrier. Their article was published online in Journal of Marriage and Family on April 8, 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12680).
Here is a sample of recent early-view articles:
Journal of Marriage and Family
Social Relationships and Loneliness in Late Adulthood: Disparities by Sexual Orientation
Ning Hsieh and Hui Liu
Published online: April 9, 2020 | doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12681
I Might Stay to Myself: Activation and Avoidance of Assistance from Kin
Joan Maya Mazelis and Laryssa Mykyta
Published online: April 8, 2020 | doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12680
Father Involvement Among Nonresident Dads: Does Paternity Leave Matter?
Natasha V. Pilkauskas, William J. Schneider
Published online: 17 March 2020 | doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12677
Mothers' and Fathers' Mental State Talk: Ethnicity, Partner Talk, and Sensitivity
Elizabeth Reynolds, Patricia Garrett‐Peters, Mary Bratsch‐Hines, Lynne Vernon‐Feagans, The Family Life Project Key Investigators
Published online: 16 March 2020 | doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12675
Journal of Family Theory & Review
Consequences of Later‐Life Divorce and Widowhood for Adult Well‐Being: A Call for the Convalescence Model
I‐Fen Lin and Susan L. Brown
Published online: Mar. 2, 2020 | doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12366
Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science
After the Marriage Is Over: Mothers' Separation Distress and Children's Postdivorce Adjustment
Jacqueline S. DeAnda, Michael R. Langlais, Edward R. Anderson, and Shannon M. Greene
Published online: April 9, 2020 | doi.org/10.1111/fare.12434
Do Responsible Fatherhood Programs Work? A Comprehensive Meta‐Analytic Study
Erin Kramer Holmes, Braquel M. Egginton, Alan J. Hawkins, Nathan L. Robbins, and Kevin Shafer
Published online: April 8, 2020 | doi.org/10.1111/fare.12435
“My village fell apart”: Parents' Views on Seeking Informal Mentoring Relationships for Their Children
Lindsey M. Weiler, Angela Keyzers, Meredith Scafe, Amber Anderson, and Timothy A. Cavell
Published online: April 7, 2020 | doi.org/10.1111/fare.12436