INTEGRATION OF THE ROMANIAN FAMILY IN THE DINAMICS OF SOCIETY
Authors: Gabriela LEUȚANU
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Objectives. The objectives were to identify the causes that determine the happiness of family members, to establish the main factors that generate harmony in the couple, to highlight the main grievances of partners in married life, and to find the necessary means to involve both partners in the proper functioning of the family.
Material and methods. The research technique chosen was the questionnaire applied to a sample of 61 people from Constanta City, Romania and the research method was the social survey.
Results. The study reveals that 57.4% of the subjects spend more hours with their families, 59% consider that divorce should only be taken into consideration until all reconciliation options are exhausted, 75.4% attach importance to respect, which is a determining factor in couple’s harmony, 56.7% of the respondents consider that, in the contemporary family, the authority over children is shared equally between father and mother, 42.6% believe that women’s financial independence is not a trigger for destabilization in the family, 52.5% are satisfied with the involvement of the partner in the household chores. Among the values promoted to children, the respondents mentioned: respect, sincerity, common sense, forgiveness, honesty, love, faith, kindness.
Conclusions. Theoretical analysis reveals that family is integrated into the society’s dynamics, and is increasingly conditioned by economic and social changes, thus influencing the general evolution. For a family to have an union, it would be necessary for the couple to have empathy and assertiveness, for both partners to participate in the family’s economic well-being, as well as in the education of children, cultivating value, moral-ethical aspects through spending free time in the family, precious way. Family values have a special contribution in the stability of the Romanian family; they are transmitted trans-generationally and adapted according to the development of modern society.