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Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 5–34 | Cite as

The Effects of Resources, Decision Making, and Decision Implementing on Perceived Family Well-Being in Adjusting to an Economic Stressor

  • Kathryn D. Rettig
  • Ronit D. Leichtentritt
  • Sharon M. Danes
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Abstract

This article examines the relationships of personal resources, decision-making, and decision-implementing behaviors that were measured in time one with perceived family well-being that was measured one year later. The sample included 323 farm men and women who had experienced the same economic stressor event. A structural equation model was posited based upon the theoretical frameworks of family resource management. The results indicated the theoretical model fit the data well for both men and women. LISREL analyses revealed strong positive relationships among perceived financial and emotional resources, decision making, and perceived family well-being. A positive relationship was found between decision making and decision implementing, but no relationship was found between decision implementing and perceived family well-being. Gender differences were present only in the measurement model among the indicators of decision implementing and family well-being.

resources decision making family well-being economic stressor farm households 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn D. Rettig
    • 1
  • Ronit D. Leichtentritt
    • 2
  • Sharon M. Danes
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Minnesota Twin CitiesUSA
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
  3. 3.University of Minnesota Twin CitiesUSA

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