Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater | Oklahoma State · Department of Human Development and Family Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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January 1997 - January 2017
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
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  • Professor and Associate Dean

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Publications (27)
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A random multistate sample of married individuals (N = 1,931) was used to explore whether more positive attitudes toward divorce and weaker commitment to marriage may contribute to the greater instability of remarriages than first marriages. Remarried adults, whether or not they brought children from a previous union into the remarriage, reported m...
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Using a multi-state sample of marriages that took place in the 1990s, this study examined associations between premarital cohabitation history and marital quality in first (N = 437) and second marriages (N = 200), and marital instability in first marriages (intact N = 521, divorced N = 124). For first marriages, cohabiting with the spouse without f...
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Abstract Virtually all past studies of the effect of community context on families and children have focused on large metropolitan communities. Using a sample of divorced women living in small, Midwestern communities, the present study tests a model of the processes whereby community structure influences parenting practices. Results obtained throug...
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Although second marriages are more likely to end in divorce than first marriages, and thus represent an important target for intervention, there have been no detailed examinations of the use of premarital education in second marriages. Using random-digit dialing methods, 398 individuals currently in a second marriage and 1,342 individuals currently...
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To compare the effectiveness of two strategies for recruiting healthy research volunteers. Demographic characteristics and recruitment costs of participants who completed a laboratory study examining risk factors for alcoholism recruited through random digit dialling (N = 11) and community advertisements (N = 102) were compared. Advertisement yield...
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One of the limitations of experimental studies on the effectiveness of premarital education is the reliance on samples of mostly White, middle-class couples. In contrast, although survey methods allow only weak inferences about causal relations, representative surveys can yield important information about use and estimated effects across a diverse...
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Latent trait and life-course theories provide contrasting interpretations of the well-established finding that childhood antisocial behavior often precedes adolescent conduct problems and adult crime. Longitudinal data from 179 boys and their parents were used to test hypotheses derived from the two theoretical perspectives. The findings largely su...
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American Indians have a disproportionately higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Few data are available about the perceptions of diabetes among American Indians, and no culturally appropriate tools are available for assessment of perceptions related to health and diabetes. A diabetes prevention assessment tool was developed to measure percepti...
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This study compared the continuing professional education (CPE) activities of registered dietitians (RDs) with those of dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs). A descriptive research study was used with data from the baseline survey evaluating the Commission on Dietetic Registration's (CDR) Professional Development Portfolio. The survey was sent t...
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This study summarizes the perceptions towards the Professional Development Portfolio method of recertification and attitude towards professional development of dietetic professionals as measured in the national pilot study of the Portfolio. Portfolio compared to control respondents had greater awareness, and better understanding and knowledge of th...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between front-line managers' perceptions of their supervisors' ethical behavior and front-line managers' organizational commitment, and the relationship between front-line managers' perceptions of their supervisors' view of ethical dilemmas, front-line managers' own view of ethical dilem...
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Using data from Aging and Health Dynamics (AHEAD), this research investigated a model predicting an older adult's assessment regarding the chances (from 0 to 100) of leaving a financial bequest. Structural equation modeling analyses revealed three significant predictors of a high assessment (i.e., older age, high sense of control, and high socioeco...
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Latent trait and life-course theories provide contrasting interpretations of the well-established finding that childhood antisocial behavior often precedes adolescent conduct problems and adult crime. Longitudinal data from 179 boys and their parents were used to test hypotheses derived from the two theoretical perspectives. The findings largely su...
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Although there is strong evidence that family violence tends to be transmitted across generations, there has been little investigation of the theoretical mechanisms whereby intergenerational transmission occurs. This chapter attempts to address this void by testing the adequacy of 3 theories often presented as potential explanations for this phenom...
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We examined the relationship between divorce and psychological distress in adult women by combining data from two studies, one of divorced mothers with adolescent children (n = 188) and another of married mothers (n = 306). The data were modeled using latent growth curves to chart change over time. Change in depressive symptoms paralleled changes i...
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Used a sample of 207 single-parent families residing in 104 small, Midwestern communities to test hypotheses regarding the link between community context and adolescent conduct problems and psychological distress. For boys, community disadvantage had a direct affect on psychological distress, while it indirectly boosted the probability of conduct p...
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Several decades of research have demonstrated a link between quality of parenting and child development (Baumrind, 1993; Maccoby, 1992; Maccoby & Martin, 1983). These studies suggest that a parenting style characterized by warmth, inductive reasoning, appropriate monitoring, and clear communication fosters a child’s cognitive functioning, social sk...
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Past research indicates that adults who were subject to severe physical discipline as children are often violent toward their spouse and children as adults. This association is usually attributed to modeling or the learning of attitudes that legitimate hitting family members. Using four waves of data from a sample of midwestern families, this study...
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The present study used data from a panel study of 332 Midwestern families to examine the impact of harsh corporal punishment and quality of parental involvement on three adolescent outcomes—aggressiveness, delinquency, and psychological well-being. Measures of parental behavior collected during the first 3 years of the study were used to predict 4t...
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Past research has shown that women who experienced harsh parenting as children are at risk for assault from their spouse during adulthood. Structural equation modeling was used to investigate the extent to which this association is mediated by the victim's perceptions of helplessness, commitment to traditional gender beliefs, level of education, an...
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examines the effect of divorce on a mother's level of stress and access to social support / begin by reviewing past research on the relationship between family structure, social support, and 3 types of stress: economic pressure, negative life events, and work-related tensions / this is followed by a brief consideration of selection factors (e.g., a...
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findings presented by R. L. Simons [see record 96-250020-001] indicate that the divorced women in [the] study were more apt than the married women to demonstrate antisocial tendencies and to experience economic strain, negative life events, and work stress / chapter 4 [see record 96-250020-002] show that these family structure differences result in...
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Typescript (photocopy). Thesis (M.S.)--Iowa State University, 1992. Includes bibliographical references.

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