Multidimensional family functioning: Predicting personal growth initiative

Aimee E. Whittaker, Christine Robitschek

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between multidimensional family functioning and personal growth initiative (PGI). Three higher order family-functioning clusters (i.e., Family Processes, Family Organization, and Personal Growth) were assessed as predictors of PGI. Participants were college students: 165 men and 171 women. In hierarchical regression for men, Family Processes and Family Organization accounted for significant unique portions of the variance in PGI. For women, Family Processes and Personal Growth accounted for significant unique portions of the variance in PGI. The family-functioning clusters accounted for 26% and 21% of the variance in PGI for men and women, respectively. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-427
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of counseling psychology
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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