Social Conflicts in the Family: Theoretical Model

Theoretical Model

  • O. V. Ivachevska


There was substantiated the expediency of considering family conflicts as social ones, which made it possible to investigate them inseparably from the social context. The theoretical model of social conflicts in the family is proposed, taking into account the preconditions for their occurrence, in particular, the sociocultural features of society as a whole, the political and economic situation in the state, socio-psychological and biological factors, which penetrate the space of family relationships and affects the formation of its unique pattern by refracting through the prism of personal and individual psychological characteristics of the family members. The main levels of social family conflicts are identified: 1) social (triggers: social contradictions, events in the country, transformation of values, etc.); 2) socio-institutional (triggers: difficulties in interaction with other state institutions, violation of rights and obligations, etc.); 3) social-group (triggers: internal and external group interactions, etc.); 4) interpersonal (triggers: socio-psychological peculiarities, status, spouses roles, norms acquired in the process of socialization, etc.). The most actual themes of conflicts in the family are revealed: material well-being; world-view contradictions; legal support; religion; politics; living conditions; influence of relatives (dependent, co-dependent behavior); socio-psychological peculiarities, in particular status, social roles, norms (introjects) acquired in the process of socialization, individual ways of behavior in conflict, degree of coherence, psychological, material participation and assistance, etc. The basic conditions of the organization of the communicative space for a constructive solution of problems are described: 1) a clear awareness of each side of the conflict interaction of their own positions on key issues; and 2)  readiness to convey them to the opponents in the most accessible, substantiated, dialogical form.

How to Cite
Ivachevska, O. V. (2017). Social Conflicts in the Family: Theoretical Model: Theoretical Model. Scientific Studios on Social and Political Psychology, (40(43), 139-146.