Performance Assessment: Marriage and Family

Define and describe marriage and family, variations in family life, and the social and interpersonal impacts of family challenges.

Write a 500- to 600-word (minimum) paper thoroughly discussing each of the following:

  • Define and describe marriage and family and society’s current understanding of family
  • Discuss changes in courtship, marriage and family patterns and differentiate between lines of decent and residence
  • Discuss the variations in family life regarding the prevalence of single parents, cohabitation, same-sex couples, and unmarried individuals, and explain the social impact of changing family structures
  • Differentiate between the three theoretical perspectives on marriage and family
  • Describe the challenges families face in terms of the social and interpersonal impact of divorce and remarriage as well as the impact of domestic violence and family abuse

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500- to 600-words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resources).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
Marriage and the Family—Performance Assessment
Criteria Ratings Pts
Define and describe marriage and family and society’s current understanding of family
Definitions and descriptions are accurate and well-explained with specific examples

20.0 pts

Definitions and descriptions are accurate but could benefit from greater discussion

18.0 pts

Definitions and descriptions are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss changes in courtship, marriage and family patterns and differentiate between lines of decent and residence
Discussion of changes and differentiation of lines of decent and residence are accurate and well-explained with specific examples

20.0 pts

Discussion of changes and differentiation of lines of decent and residence are accurate but could benefit from greater discussion

18.0 pts

Discussion of changes and differentiation of lines of decent and residence are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Discuss the variations in family life regarding the prevalence of single parents, cohabitation, same-sex couples, and unmarried individuals, and explain the social impact of changing family structures
Discussion of terms and explanations of social impact of changes are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Discussion of terms and explanations of social impact of changes are accurate but could benefit from greater discussion

18.0 pts

Discussion of terms and explanations of social impact of changes are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Differentiate between the three theoretical perspectives on marriage and family
Differentiation between the three theoretical perspectives are accurate and well-explained

20.0 pts

Differentiation between the three theoretical perspectives are accurate but could benefit from greater discussion

18.0 pts

Differentiation between the three theoretical perspectives are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe the challenges families face in terms of the social and interpersonal impact of divorce and remarriage as well as the impact of domestic violence and family abuse
Description of family challenges are accurate and in-depth

20.0 pts

Description of family challenges are accurate but could benefit from greater discussion

18.0 pts

Description of family challenges are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0