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Family Achievement

For centuries, people have recognized a connection between family life and achievement. Many psychologists and researchers have been fascinated with studying this link and finding out just which family characteristics coincide with individuals who achieve greatness. Although traditional research points to the dysfunctional family roots that lead to eminence, more recent research on happy and strong families demonstrates there is also reason to believe a functional and supportive family life encourages both individual and family achievement. This entry discusses family qualities and achievement levels and enhancing family achievement and strengths.

Family Qualities and Achievement Levels Family Demographic Correlates

For more than 30 years, Nick Stinnett, John DeFrain, Sylvia Asay, and several of their colleagues have studied more than 24,000 family members in the United States and 27 ...

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