SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Shilo, G., Cohen, O., & Gavriel-Fried, B. (2016). Do same-sex relationships count as family? The effects of personal characteristics, values, and contact on social workers’ definitions of same-sex relationships. Journal of Social Work, 16(6), 688–707. doi: 10.1177/1468017316630693.

Summary: This mixed-methods study examined whether heterosexual social workers define same-sex relationships within the concept of family.


Article 2: Arnold, A. L., Lucier-Greer, M., Mancini, J. A., Ford, J. L., & Wickrama, K. A. S. (2017). How family structures and processes interrelate: The case of adolescent mental health and academic success in military families. Journal of Family Issues, 38(6), 858–879. doi: 10.1177/0192513X15616849.

Summary: This study examines the relative impact of family structure (family composition at a given time point) and family processes (interpersonal interactions developed over time) on important adolescent outcomes (depressive symptoms and academic performance) for a sample of military youth.


Article 3: Farrell, B., VandeVusse, A., & Ocobock, A. (2012). Family change and the state of family sociology. Current Sociology, 60(3), 283–301. doi: 10.1177/0011392111425599

Summary: Profound changes in family-related behavior have occurred over the past 40 years in the United States. To evaluate the extent to which family sociology has kept pace with these changes the article first reviews four prominent sociology journals from 1993 to 2011, investigating the range of family types covered in published articles over nearly two decades and the kinds of approaches taken to study nontraditional families.