Resource Management for Individuals and Families

ISBN-10: 0135001307
ISBN-13: 9780135001301
Edition: 4th 2010
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Book details

List price: $137.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/22/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Preface
Management Today
Management Today
What is Family Resource Management?
Management as a Process
Successful Plans: Putting Management into Action
Why Manage?
Who Manages?
Influences on Management Styles
Interdisciplinary Foundation
Life Management for Individuals and Families
Managing the Second Half of Life
Singles, Households, Nonfamily Households, and Families
Changes in Family and Household Composition
What Lies Ahead?
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Management History and Theories
History of Management
The Early Years of Management
Household Production/Consumption System II: Modern (1950s)
Four Eras of Management
Theory Overview
Functions of Theory
Theories Ahead
Systems Theory
Open and Closed Families
Subsystems and System Elements
The Personal System
Family Systems Theory and Management
Application of Systems Theory to Households
Human Ecology and Ecosystems
Economic Theory
Optimization and Satisficing
Risk Aversion
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
For Further Reading
Management Concepts And Principles
Values, Attitudes, Goals, and Motivation
Values and Attitudes
Types of Values
Values, Lifestyles, and Consumption
Societal and Cultural Values
Families, Values, Standards, and Households
Value Chains
Attitudes
Goals and Motivation
Goais Versus Habits
Goal Attributes
Types of Goals
Setting Goals
College Students' Values, Goals, and Life Outcomes
Motivation
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Resources
Resources Defined
Types of Resources
Resources and Economics
Resource Attributes and a Model
Resource-Advantage Theory
Other Resource Allocation Factors: Utility and Accessibility
Decision Making and Resources
Knowledge, Education, and Health: Vital Resources
Cultural Perceptions of Resources
Resources, Families, and Households
Consumption and Resources: China Moving Up in the Ranks
Resource Strategy
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Decisions Defined
Decision Making as Part of Management
Steps in Decision Making
Self-Doubt and Decision Making
Models, Rules, and Utility
Reference Groups
Personal Decision Making
Family Decision Making, Including Division of Household Work
Consumer Decision Making in Families
Getting out of the House
Problem Solving
Definition, Analysis/Timing, and Plan of Action
Uncertainty, Risk, and Success
The GO Model: Visualization of a Problem-Solving Process
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating
What is Planning?
The Planning Process and Task
Need Fulfillment
Time, Stress, and Planning
Standard Setting
Scheduling, Sequencing, and Multitasking
Attributes of Plans
Types of Plans
What is Implementing?
Actuating
Checking and Controlling
What is Evaluating?
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Communication
Communication as Part of the Management Process
Channels, Noise, and Setting
Sending and Receiving
Listening
Messages
Channels and Feedback
Communication Conflicts
In Families
Cultures and Subcultures
Communication in Small Groups
Group Discussions and Cohesion
Information and Communication Technology
Information Overload and Habitual Decision Making
The Internet and the Human Capacity to Process Information
The Role of the Home and the Individual
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Management Applications
Managing Human Resources
Population Shifts: Measuring Human Resources
Population Terms and Trends
Immigration
Population Age and Composition
Households and Families
The Nature of Change
Mobility
Managing Change
Meeting Individual, Family, and Societal Needs
Two-Earner Families
Child Care
Caregiving and the Elderly
Adjusting to Retirement
The Homeless
Individuals with Disabilities
Single-Parent and Blended Families
Poverty and Low-Income Families
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Managing Time
Time as a Resource
Discretionary versus Nondiscrecionary Time
Children and Time
Adults and Time
Modern Tools of Time Management
The ABC Method of Time Control and Goals
Time Perceptions
Perceptions of Time across Cultures
Biological Time Patterns
Quantitative and Qualitative Time Measures
Demands, Sequencing, and Standards
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Managing Work and Family
Overview of Work and Family
Work and Family Conflicts
Benefits of Work and Spillover to Families
Resolving Work and Family Conflicts
Social Support and Work and Family
Family-Supportive Workplace Policies
The Meaning of Work and Leisure
Feeling Overworked
Work Ethic
Workaholism
The Three Ps: Procrastination, Parkinson's Law, and Pareto's Principle
Workforce Trends
Home-Based Work and Telecommuting
Volunteer Work
Leisure
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Managing Stress and Fatigue
Family Ecology Theory and Family Systems Theory
Stress Research
Crises and Adaptation to Stress
Planning and Organizing
Outsourcing
Decision Making and Stress
The Body's Response to Stress
Diet, Exercise, and Stress
Stress Management
Type A and Type B Personalities
Techniques for Reducing Stress
Job Stress
Burnout
Stress and Nonevents
Parents, Children, Stress, Burnout
College Students and Stress
Fatigue
The Body and Fatigue
Systems Theory: Sleep, Energy, and Fatigue
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Managing Environmental Resources
The Ecosystem and Environmentalism
Problem Recognition
Biological Diversity
Individual and Family Decision Making
Environmental Problems and Solutions
Water
Energy
Noise
Waste and Recycling
Air Quality
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Managing Finances
Financial Management and Security
Family Economics
The Business Cycle and Inflation
Individuals and Families as Producers and Consumers
Income, Taxes, Net Worth, Budgets, and Saving
Managing Credit and Debt
Banking, Investments, and Insurance
Children, Expenses, and Financial Literacy
Saving for College
College Students, Starting out
Retirement Planning
Financial Planning
Further Family Economic Issues
The Gender Gap, Earnings Gap, and the Glass Ceiling
Wealth and Poverty
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Future Challenges
Looking Ahead
Technology
Household Innovations
Adopting Innovations and Applying Technology
The 5S Management Concept
Information and Innovation Overload
Family, Home, and Global Change
Quality of Life and Well-Being
Multiculruralism
Environment and Consumption
Health Care and the Food Supply
E-Resources
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
References
Glossary
Index

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