Number of Children in the Family as the Moderator of Changes in Families’ Presentation in the Contest of Family and Social Coordinats

  • Halyna Bevz State University „Management of Education University” of National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine
Keywords: married couple; alternative care family; children; family welfare; cyclical processes; women; men; role of married


The following article reveals the results of the study of dynamics of families’ presentation regarding the number of children in the family. The study was conducted in Ukraine in the context of the study of peculiarities of functioning of alternative care families for placing children in need into state care. The results of the study show that children in the family is a desirable situation that activates in married couples the qualities of responsibility, desire for independence and family well-being. It has been proved that the increase of the number of children in the family initiates different dynamics of conditions in men and women. Two groups of parameters serve to balance them. The first group fixes a social level (needs recognition in acceptance and social support of family welfare ) and the second – family and marriage (improvement of parental competence, quality of marital relationships, sense of solidarity and perception of one’s partner as sympathetic). The change of role positions within a married couple, distinguished in the following study regarding the family and the society can be explained by the theory of value exchange and group socialization. It is proved that breaks of cyclical processes of interchange is a risk for the development of the family institute, which thus reduces rehabilitation and supportive role of alternative care families.


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