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Resource Management for Individuals and Families

ISBN-10: 0534564933

ISBN-13: 9780534564933

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Elizabeth B. Goldsmith

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List price: $101.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 350
Size: 7.87" wide x 10.24" long
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Management Today
What Is Management?
The Management 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, and Families
Changes in Family Composition
What Lies Ahead?
Electronic Resources
Summary
Management History and Theories
The Early Years of Management
Four Eras of Management
Theory Overview
Functions of Theory
Theories Ahead
Systems Theory
Open and Closed Families
Subsystems and System Elements
The Personal System
The Family System
Applications of Systems Theory to Households
Human Ecology and Ecosystems
Economic Theory
Optimization and Satisficing
Risk Aversion
Electronic Resources
Summary
Management Concepts and Principles
Values, Attitudes, and Goals
Values and Attitudes
Types of Values
Values, Lifestyles, and Consumption
Societal and Cultural Values
Families, Values, Standards, and Households
Attitudes
Goals
Goals versus Habits
Goal Attributes
Types of Goals
Setting Goals
College Students' Values and Goals
Motivation
Electronic Resources
Summary
Resources
Resources Defined
Types of Resources
Resources and Economics
Resource Attributes and Models
Cultural Perceptions of Resources
Resources, Families, and Households
Consumption and Resources
Resource Strategy
Electronic Resources
Summary
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Decision Making as Part of Management
Steps in Decision Making
Models, Rules, and Utility
Reference Groups
Personal Decision Making
Family Decision Making
Consumer Decision Making in Families
Problem Solving
Definition, Analysis, and Plan of Action
Uncertainty and Risk
Electronic Resources
Summary
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating
What Is Planning?
The Planning Process and Task
Need Fulfillment
Time, Stress, and Planning
Standard Setting
Scheduling and Sequencing
Attributes of Plans
Types of Plans
What Is Implementing?
Actuating
Checking and Controlling
What Is Evaluating?
Electronic Resources
Summary
Communication
Communication as Part of the Management Process
Sending and Receiving
Listening
Messages
Channels
Noise
Feedback/Response
Setting
Communication Conflicts
In Families
Across Cultures
Communication in Small Groups
Group Discussions and Cohesion
Information and Communication Technology
Information Overload and Habitual Decision Making
Computers and the Human Capacity to Process Information
The Role of the Home and the Individual
Electronic Resources
Summary
Management Applications
Managing Human Resources
Population Shifts: Measuring Human Resources
Population Terms and Trends
Population Age and Composition
Households and Families
The Nature of Change
Mobility
Managing Change
Meeting Individual, Family, and Societal Needs
Dual-Earner and Dual-Career Couples
Children and Child Care
Elderly, Elder Care, and Aging
The Homeless
Individuals with Disabilities
Single-Parent and Blended Families
Poverty and Low-Income Families
Electronic Resources
Summary
Managing Time
Time as a Resource
Discretionary versus Nondiscretionary Time
Personal Computers and Time
The ABC Method of Time Control
Time Perceptions
Perceptions of Time across Cultures
Biological Time Patterns
Quantitative and Qualitative Time Measures
Demands, Sequencing, and Standards
Electronic Resources
Summary
Managing Work and Family
Overview of Work and Family
The Problem of Work and Family Conflicts
Resolving Work and Family Conflicts
Family-Supportive Workplace Policies
The Meaning of Work and Leisure
The Work Ethic
Workaholism
The Three P's: Procrastination, Parkinson's Law, and Pareto's Principle
Workforce Trends Including Home-Based Businesses
Volunteer Work
Leisure
Electronic Resources
Summary
Managing Stress and Fatigue
Stress: Definition, Theory, and Research
Crisis and Adaptation to Stress
Decision Making and Stress
The Body's Response to Stress
Diet, Exercise, and Stress
Stress Management
Techniques for Reducing Stress
Burnout
Stress and Non-Events
Parents, Children, and Stress
College Students and Stress
Fatigue: Definition and Sources
The Body and Fatigue
Systems Theory: Sleep, Energy, and Fatigue
Electronic Resources
Summary
Managing Environmental Resources
The Ecosystem and Environmentalism
Problem Recognition
Individual and Family Decision Making
Environmental Problems and Solutions
Water
Energy
Noise
Waste and Recycling
Air Quality
Electronic Resources
Summary
Managing Finances
What Is Financial Management?
Individuals and Families as Producers and Consumers
Income, Net Worth, Budgets, Savings, and Credit
Banking, Investments, and Insurance
Expenses Related to Children
Retirement Planning
Financial and Economic Concerns
Recession, Depression, Inflation, and Unemployment
College Students and Money Management
The Gender Gap and the Glass Ceiling
Poverty and Wealth
Where Does Money Go?
Electronic Resources
Summary
Looking Ahead
Future Challenges
Technology
Computers, Home Automation, and Other Home Innovations
Information and Innovation Overload
Family and Global Change
Quality of Life and Well-Being
Multiculturalism
Environment
Technology, Society, and the Environment
Electronic Resources
Summary
Glossary
Index