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The Influence of Family Relationships on Social and Psychological Functioning: A Follow-Up Study

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This study sought to add to the existing knowledge of the influence of family relationships on social and psychological adjustment. A longitudinal analysis of individuals who had undergone treatment for alcoholism showed that the quality of family relationships significantly influenced improvement in two important areas of psychological and behavioral functioning. The relevance of the findings for family theory as well as the place of family relationships in more general sociological analysis are discussed.

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... Good family and social relationship are essential for the growth of human being. Ward (1981) observed the effect of the family relationship on the social relationship of a person thereafter Todd (2001) observed that members had no involvement in community affairs. Kabeer (2005) explained social relations as multi-strand and she also found an association between social relations and financial services. ...
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