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Positive Family Dynamics: The Anti-Thesis of Domestic Violence (Published)

This paper explored the role of positive family dynamics on stress reduction, and improvement of the overall wellbeing of family members. Using the Christian and Igbo models of family roles assignment, and the Evolutionary theory as the theoretical background, the paper which conceptualized positive family dynamics as the situation in which every member is able to manage his/her role expectations, views incongruence of role expectations and role behaviours among family members as a major germinator of domestic violence, and that of the family head as catastrophic. Variables that affect family dynamics such as communication, value orientation and goals, and improper description of roles were also discussed. The paper adduced empirical evidence to strongly suggest that positive family dynamics not only relieves tension in the family, but also enable children to actualize themselves

Keywords: Domestic Violence, Family Dynamics, Value Orientation