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With an emphasis on decision-making,Resource Management for Individuals and Families, 4/e explains the resource management process and ways to cope with issues such as time, energy and financial constraints. Using a five-step model, it discusses how to identify needs, determine resources, and even evaluate the end-result. This fourth edition is fully revised to meet the standards needed for the CFLE designation and includes more on stress, the environment, and current economic conditions. Each chapter incorporates new case studies, new critical-thinking exercises, chapter-opening illustrations and activities that help individuals and families learn how to navigate daily life within an increasingly complex world.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Management Today
Management Todayp. 1
What is Family Resource Management?p. 1
Management as a Processp. 5
Successful Plans: Putting Management into Actionp. 8
Why Manage?p. 9
Who Manages?p. 10
Influences on Management Stylesp. 10
Interdisciplinary Foundationp. 12
Life Management for Individuals and Familiesp. 15
Managing the Second Half of Lifep. 16
Singles, Households, Nonfamily Households, and Familiesp. 17
Changes in Family and Household Compositionp. 21
What Lies Ahead?p. 22
E-Resourcesp. 23
Summaryp. 23
Key Termsp. 24
Review Questionsp. 24
Referencesp. 24
Management History and Theoriesp. 27
History of Managementp. 28
The Early Years of Managementp. 28
Household Production/Consumption System II: Modern (1950s)p. 35
Four Eras of Managementp. 38
Theory Overviewp. 41
Functions of Theoryp. 41
Theories Aheadp. 42
Systems Theoryp. 42
Open and Closed Familiesp. 43
Subsystems and System Elementsp. 44
The Personal Systemp. 48
Family Systems Theory and Managementp. 48
Application of Systems Theory to Householdsp. 50
Human Ecology and Ecosystemsp. 51
Economic Theoryp. 53
Optimization and Satisficingp. 53
Risk Aversionp. 55
E-Resourcesp. 57
Summaryp. 57
Key Termsp. 58
Review Questionsp. 59
Referencesp. 59
For Further Readingp. 60
Management Concepts And Principles
Values, Attitudes, Goals, and Motivationp. 63
Values and Attitudesp. 66
Types of Valuesp. 69
Values, Lifestyles, and Consumptionp. 72
Societal and Cultural Valuesp. 73
Families, Values, Standards, and Householdsp. 74
Value Chainsp. 76
Attitudesp. 77
Goals and Motivationp. 78
Goais Versus Habitsp. 79
Goal Attributesp. 79
Types of Goalsp. 80
Setting Goalsp. 81
College Students' Values, Goals, and Life Outcomesp. 85
Motivationp. 88
E-Resourcesp. 90
Summaryp. 90
Key Termsp. 91
Review Questionsp. 91
Referencesp. 92
Resourcesp. 95
Resources Definedp. 97
Types of Resourcesp. 99
Resources and Economicsp. 100
Resource Attributes and a Modelp. 106
Resource-Advantage Theoryp. 108
Other Resource Allocation Factors: Utility and Accessibilityp. 110
Decision Making and Resourcesp. 111
Knowledge, Education, and Health: Vital Resourcesp. 111
Cultural Perceptions of Resourcesp. 111
Resources, Families, and Householdsp. 113
Consumption and Resources: China Moving Up in the Ranksp. 114
Resource Strategyp. 115
E-Resourcesp. 115
Summaryp. 116
Key Termsp. 117
Review Questionsp. 117
Referencesp. 117
Decision Making and Problem Solvingp. 119
Decisions Definedp. 122
Decision Making as Part of Managementp. 123
Steps in Decision Makingp. 125
Self-Doubt and Decision Makingp. 127
Models, Rules, and Utilityp. 127
Reference Groupsp. 129
Personal Decision Makingp. 131
Family Decision Making, Including Division of Household Workp. 133
Consumer Decision Making in Familiesp. 137
Getting out of the Housep. 139
Problem Solvingp. 140
Definition, Analysis/Timing, and Plan of Actionp. 141
Uncertainty, Risk, and Successp. 144
The GO Model: Visualization of a Problem-Solving Processp. 146
E-Resourcesp. 146
Summaryp. 148
Key Termsp. 149
Review Questionsp. 149
Referencesp. 149
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluatingp. 151
What is Planning?p. 154
The Planning Process and Taskp. 155
Need Fulfillmentp. 156
Time, Stress, and Planningp. 156
Standard Settingp. l6l
Scheduling, Sequencing, and Multitaskingp. 162
Attributes of Plansp. 164
Types of Plansp. 164
What is Implementing?p. 167
Actuatingp. 168
Checking and Controllingp. 168
What is Evaluating?p. 169
E-Resourcesp. 170
Summaryp. 170
Key Termsp. 173
Review Questionsp. 173
Referencesp. 174
Communicationp. 177
Communication as Part of the Management Processp. 179
Channels, Noise, and Settingp. 180
Sending and Receivingp. 182
Listeningp. 183
Messagesp. 185
Channels and Feedbackp. 188
Communication Conflictsp. 189
In Familiesp. 190
Cultures and Subculturesp. 194
Communication in Small Groupsp. 197
Group Discussions and Cohesionp. 198
Information and Communication Technologyp. 199
Information Overload and Habitual Decision Makingp. 199
The Internet and the Human Capacity to Process Informationp. 200
The Role of the Home and the Individualp. 201
E-Resourcesp. 202
Summaryp. 202
Key Termsp. 203
Review Questionsp. 203
Referencesp. 204
Management Applications
Managing Human Resourcesp. 207
Population Shifts: Measuring Human Resourcesp. 210
Population Terms and Trendsp. 210
Immigrationp. 212
Population Age and Compositionp. 212
Households and Familiesp. 213
The Nature of Changep. 214
Mobilityp. 214
Managing Changep. 215
Meeting Individual, Family, and Societal Needsp. 216
Two-Earner Familiesp. 216
Child Carep. 218
Caregiving and the Elderlyp. 221
Adjusting to Retirementp. 223
The Homelessp. 225
Individuals with Disabilitiesp. 228
Single-Parent and Blended Familiesp. 229
Poverty and Low-Income Familiesp. 231
E-Resourcesp. 233
Summaryp. 233
Key Termsp. 234
Review Questionsp. 234
Referencesp. 234
Managing Timep. 237
Time as a Resourcep. 241
Discretionary versus Nondiscrecionary Timep. 242
Children and Timep. 243
Adults and Timep. 244
Modern Tools of Time Managementp. 246
The ABC Method of Time Control and Goalsp. 247
Time Perceptionsp. 249
Perceptions of Time across Culturesp. 251
Biological Time Patternsp. 255
Quantitative and Qualitative Time Measuresp. 255
Demands, Sequencing, and Standardsp. 257
E-Resourcesp. 26l
Summaryp. 26l
Key Termsp. 262
Review Questionsp. 262
Referencesp. 262
Managing Work and Familyp. 265
Overview of Work and Familyp. 268
Work and Family Conflictsp. 268
Benefits of Work and Spillover to Familiesp. 269
Resolving Work and Family Conflictsp. 270
Social Support and Work and Familyp. 273
Family-Supportive Workplace Policiesp. 274
The Meaning of Work and Leisurep. 276
Feeling Overworkedp. 277
Work Ethicp. 278
Workaholismp. 279
The Three Ps: Procrastination, Parkinson's Law, and Pareto's Principlep. 280
Workforce Trendsp. 281
Home-Based Work and Telecommutingp. 282
Volunteer Workp. 284
Leisurep. 285
E-Resourcesp. 287
Summaryp. 287
Key Termsp. 288
Review Questionsp. 288
Referencesp. 288
Managing Stress and Fatiguep. 293
Family Ecology Theory and Family Systems Theoryp. 294
Stress Researchp. 295
Crises and Adaptation to Stressp. 296
Planning and Organizingp. 299
Outsourcingp. 300
Decision Making and Stressp. 302
The Body's Response to Stressp. 304
Diet, Exercise, and Stressp. 305
Stress Managementp. 306
Type A and Type B Personalitiesp. 307
Techniques for Reducing Stressp. 308
Job Stressp. 309
Burnoutp. 311
Stress and Noneventsp. 313
Parents, Children, Stress, Burnoutp. 314
College Students and Stressp. 316
Fatiguep. 318
The Body and Fatiguep. 319
Systems Theory: Sleep, Energy, and Fatiguep. 319
E-Resourcesp. 324
Summaryp. 324
Key Termsp. 325
Review Questionsp. 325
Referencesp. 325
Managing Environmental Resourcesp. 329
The Ecosystem and Environmentalismp. 333
Problem Recognitionp. 334
Biological Diversityp. 336
Individual and Family Decision Makingp. 337
Environmental Problems and Solutionsp. 338
Waterp. 338
Energyp. 340
Noisep. 346
Waste and Recyclingp. 348
Air Qualityp. 349
E-Resourcesp. 352
Summaryp. 352
Key Termsp. 353
Review Questionsp. 353
Referencesp. 353
Managing Financesp. 355
Financial Management and Securityp. 358
Family Economicsp. 359
The Business Cycle and Inflationp. 360
Individuals and Families as Producers and Consumersp. 362
Income, Taxes, Net Worth, Budgets, and Savingp. 363
Managing Credit and Debtp. 369
Banking, Investments, and Insurancep. 372
Children, Expenses, and Financial Literacyp. 374
Saving for Collegep. 376
College Students, Starting outp. 377
Retirement Planningp. 378
Financial Planningp. 382
Further Family Economic Issuesp. 384
The Gender Gap, Earnings Gap, and the Glass Ceilingp. 384
Wealth and Povertyp. 384
E-Resourcesp. 386
Summaryp. 387
Key Termsp. 387
Review Questionsp. 388
Referencesp. 388
Future Challenges
Looking Aheadp. 391
Technologyp. 394
Household Innovationsp. 395
Adopting Innovations and Applying Technologyp. 397
The 5S Management Conceptp. 398
Information and Innovation Overloadp. 399
Family, Home, and Global Changep. 400
Quality of Life and Well-Beingp. 401
Multiculruralismp. 403
Environment and Consumptionp. 404
Health Care and the Food Supplyp. 405
E-Resourcesp. 405
Summaryp. 406
Key Termsp. 406
Review Questionsp. 406
Referencesp. 407
Glossaryp. 408
Indexp. 415
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