The family life cycle and satisfaction.
Rodinný cyklus a spokojnosť
The focus of the present analysis is to examine if the different stages of family life cycle have any influence on life and family satisfaction and family stress. The family life cycle consists of different stages, for example: a newly married person without children, a parent with child in preschool age or a parent with adult children. Data which we analyzed were from ESS (European Social Survey), third round from Slovakia. The results showed the significant differences between family cycle groups in each examining dependent variable. We observed that life and family satisfaction are not uniform during the family life. The highest satisfaction is at the beginning, reported by the newly married individuals, On the other hand, the lowest is in the ‘empty nest’ stage. Family stress is highest in the families with young children (preschool age).
HUSOVSKÁ, Daniela. The family life cycle and satisfaction. Individual and Society, 2012, Vol. 15, No. 1.