The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory


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What is the Family Life Cycle?

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1. The first stage of the Family Life Cycle is called 'Unattached Adult.' What happens during this stage?

2. If a family is too close, and there is no encouragement of individuality, their level of Cohesion is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Family Life Cycle. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Cohesion and the Teenage Child phase.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of the Family Life Cycle, including:

  • The definition of the Family Life Cycle
  • Unattached Adult phase
  • Level of Cohesion that involves a too-close family that does not support individuality
  • Cohesion
  • Teenage Child phase

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Family Life Cycle lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what occurs during the Teenage Child phase of the Family Life Cycle
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding Cohesion and what it measures

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Family Life Cycle, review the corresponding lesson titled The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the importance of understanding family development and key psychologists who have studied development
  • Recall what the Family Life Cycle is and the different stages that a family goes through from the Unattached Adult to Retired Adults
  • Understand what Cohesion is, what it measures, and the different types of Cohesion that exist in families
  • Review the importance of Adaptability