- ItemIntroduction to the special issue on theorizing in family gerontology: Beyond broad strokes to the finer details(Journal of Family Theory & Review, 2020) Rauer, Amy; Humble, Áine M.; Radina, M. Elise
- ItemA 10-year portrait of theorizing in family gerontology: Making the mosaic visible(Journal of Family Theory & Review, 2020-06) Humble, Áine M.; Seidel, Amber J.; Yorgason, Jeremy B.; Redden, MarcoBased on a content analysis of family gerontology empirical studies in 13 journals (2009–2018), this article identifies theories currently being used and provides suggestions for future family gerontology theorizing. Family gerontologists are now using a greater range of theories than they were in the 1990s, including many middle‐range ones, and more scholars are citing multiple theories in their publications. Ways to advance family gerontology theorizing are to integrate more gerontology content into family theory textbooks, link middle‐range theories to broader general theories, and discuss how to use multiple theories effectively in research. Commonly used and emerging theories in family gerontology research can also be closely examined, and findings related to intersectionality and intergenerational ambivalence are briefly examined as examples of emerging theories used to study later‐life families.
- ItemThe role of information and communication technology in end-of-life planning among a sample of Canadian LGBT older adults(Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2019-05) Mock, Steven E.; Walker, Earl P.; Humble, Áine M.; de Vries, Brian; Gutman, Gloria; Gahagan, Jacqueline; Chamberland, Line; Aubert, Patrick; Fast, JanetTo better understand the role of technology in later-life planning among older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) adults, we conducted focus groups to explore factors linked to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Twenty focus groups were facilitated across Canada with 93 participants aged 55 to 89. Constant comparative analysis yielded four categories: (a) fear, (b) individual benefits, (d) social elements, and (d) contextual elements. Fear related to technology and fear of end-of-life planning. Individual benefits referred to technology as a platform for developing LGBT identities and as a source of information for later-life planning. Social elements were establishment and maintenance of personal relationships and social support networks. Contextual elements referred to physical and situational barriers to technology use that limited access and usability. These findings can inform technological practice and services to enhance later-life planning.
- ItemPlacing feminist education within the three paradigms of knowledge and action(Family Relations, 2002-07) Humble, Áine M.; Morgaine, Carol A.Use of the three paradigms of knowledge and action (instrumental‐technical, interpretive, and critical‐emancipatory) to achieve the goals of feminist family education is explored. Each paradigm is described, including its underlying assumptions and when it is useful to use. Feminist methods in selected Family Relations articles between 1988–1999 are examined for their illustration of the three paradigms. Various challenges in using the interpretive and critical‐emancipatory paradigms also are discussed.
- ItemFamily work and relationships: Lessons from families of men whose jobs require travel(Family Relations, 2005-07) Zvonkovic, Anisa M.; Solomon, Catherine R.; Humble, Áine M.; Manoogian, MargaretThis study explores how family members experience their lives when family breadwinners must be absent from home because of their jobs. Informed by general systems theory and contextual perspectives, we described wives’ family work that supports the breadwinner role and maintains the emotional connections among family members. From our findings about how families of commercial fishermen and long‐haul truckers manage their time and their paid and unpaid work, we applied their challenges and strategies to other families experiencing difficulties related to time and work involvement.