Harold Wallace Goddard

Harold Wallace Goddard
University of Arkansas | U of A · School of Human Environmental Sciences:

PhD

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January 2001 - August 2014
University of Arkansas
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Developed research based programs and trained family professionals
July 1990 - June 1996
Auburn University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (38)
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Despite the relative ubiquity of marriage, the quality of marital relationships has varied significantly over time and across cultures. Although research has shown both compassion and values predict marital quality, researchers remain unclear how these constructs interact to impact marital quality. The purpose of the study described in this article...
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This study focused on married couples in a region of the United States that previous research has identified as having high rates of both religiosity and divorce. As a result, this study was designed to examine the effects of religiosity, forgiveness, and spousal empathy on marital adjustment. To investigate these constructs, married couples in thi...
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As we consider what both family scientists and practitioners can learn from each other, we discuss important advances in relationship and marriage education (RME). We note best practices for research and review recent evaluative findings from randomized controlled trial studies that have important implications for RME. An almost singular RME focus...
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A growing body of literature has examined relations among qualities of character—or marital virtues—and marital outcomes. Results of past research have suggested positive relations between qualities such as generosity, kindness, and forgiveness, and marital well-being. In the present article, we expand on previous research by examining relations be...
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Self-esteem has held an honored place in popular conceptions of personal well-being since the 1960s. It has become a cultural standard for improving the lives of children. But, for decades, the protective and predictive value of self-esteem has been challenged by good research. Recent discoveries in positive psychology have made specific recommenda...
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Results of numerous studies have demonstrated a positive relation between religiosity and marital well-being. In this study, the authors examined direct effects on marital satisfaction of religious homogamy, prayer for spousal well-being, and forgiveness. They also examined the degree to which religiosity buffered against risks to marital well-bein...
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Numerous studies have focused on links between religiosity and marital outcomes. Results suggest that various aspects of religiosity predict outcomes such as marital satisfaction and commitment. However, less research has focused on identifying the processes by which these links occur. This study had two primary goals: (a) determine if perceptions...
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In this study, the authors examined the degree to which religiosity was related to marital commitment among married couples living in a highly religious but divorce prone area of the United States. They assessed whether church attendance, faith community support, and general religiosity were related to marital commitment and whether these variables...
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This chapter highlights a key dimension in The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model, which explains core elements of healthy couple and marriage relationships based on empirical research. Care is one of seven dimensions in this model, and details how support, affection, and respect for one's partner can result in greater rel...
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This chapter highlights a key dimension in The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model, which explains core elements of healthy couple and marriage relationships based on empirical research. Connect is one of seven dimensions in this model, and highlights how engaging in a supportive, positive social network can be beneficial t...
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The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of depressive symptoms among adolescents using concepts drawn from two theoretical models that underlie popular youth-focused programs. Specifically, we assessed the degree to which family-level risk factors increase the likelihood of depressive symptoms, and the degree to which community and/or...
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Some scholars have found a robust relationship between religiosity and marital satisfaction. Yet the state of Arkansas creates a paradox: both religiosity and marital dissolution are very high. What can explain this anomaly? This study drew a random sample of 829 married Arkansans who were surveyed with respect to various qualities of character, th...
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This article describes a four-step process for creating an evidence-based couples curriculum and describes the first steps in applying this process. Specifically, we developed a self-report questionnaire to operationalize a model of healthy relationships. We gathered data from 1,204 married people in a southeastern state and conducted a series of a...
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We applied an ecological multiple risk/protective factor model to study factors related to depressive symptoms among adolescents. Participants were 39,740 adolescents who self-reported risk factors, protective factors, and depressive symptoms on a school-based survey. Results indicate that an index of multiple risk was related to increased depressi...
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This article challenges the premise that either the content or process of parenting education is fully developed. The authors argue that important developments in educating children and in educating parents challenge any sense of arrival. It is possible that the new answers discovered in recent years only challenge us to ask better questions about...
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This study developed scales for Chapman's five expressions of love: quality time, receiving gifts, words of affirmation, physical touch, and acts of service (two dimensions). A total of 338 student respondents were surveyed resulting in 321 usable surveys (95%). Of this total, 177 were women and 144 men, with a median age of 24 yr.
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Changing times call for new methods of effective family life education. The Parenting Journey curriculum acknowledges that both content and delivery are vital for effective instruction. The Parenting Journey content was developed based on the National Extension Parent Education Model and the best research available. The curriculum uses respected pr...
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Effective parenting education is dependent on the quality of the educator, the curriculum, the educational setting, and awareness of parent characteristics and needs. This article outlines a framework to guide professional development in Extension and in the field of parenting education.
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Cooperative extension has a long-term history of delivering family life education. Further, the organization has developed numerous research-based resources and undertaken statewide initiatives in marriage and couples education. Most promising of all is the work of a group of extension specialists to create a practical, research-based curriculum th...
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The authors of this article discuss customizing parent education which requires customized assessment. At Auburn University, Kreg Edgmon and Wally Goddard developed a parent assessment based on the National Extension Parent Education Model (NEPEM) (Smith, Cudaback, Goddard, & Myers-Walls, 1994). All items in the parent assessment were tested with p...
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Delinquent adolescent students were evaluated for possible subcultures of delinquency. Cluster analysis of 1,583 self-reported male and female adolescent delinquents sampled from fifteen junior high and high schools resulted in six delinquent types. The clusters were profiled using MANOVAs and t-tests for demographic, familial socialization, person...
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This study investigated the relationship of terminal core values to delinquency, substance use, and sexual behavior in a sample of 544 high school students. Students were classified according to their dominant value, and comparisons were made in regard to thirty-one indicators of delinquency, substance use, and sexual activity. As predicted by soci...
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Increasingly, Extension educators and their community collaborators are being held accountable for results. They need to know how to evaluate their programs and effectively communicate the results to stakeholders. This article reports the design and results of a statewide training in parent education evaluation in Montana, using the National Extens...
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Homelessness is an ongoing challenge for many families and individuals. Many struggle to meet their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. Unfortunately, we know very little about the people who directly help homeless people meet these needs. The present study examines the relationships between empathy, religion, household income, political or...
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Parenting measures have been used most commonly for research and clinical evaluation, with little practical application for parent self-evaluation and education. To help parents assess their parenting strengths and skills and be better directed in their information seeking the Parent Self-evaluation Instrument was developed. The framework and dimen...
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This study examined the relationship of previously determined predictors of general delinquency to violent behavior of African American and Caucasian males. Independent variables included multiple measures of family and individual variables. With the exception of family structure, results indicated that predictors of violent behavior are similar to...
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The present study related terminal core values measured by the List of Values and perceived control with reasons for an exercise program. Data (N = 531) were derived from a national sample of treadmill owners. Principal components analysis confirmed Veroff, Douvan, and Kulka's five categories for the nine values; however, the hierarchy of needs pre...
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This study assesses how work as a family professional is uniquely enhancing and stressful, and whether enhancers and stressors are correlated with marital and family quality. Findings strengthen the idea that there are marital and family life enhancers and stressors uniquely associated with work as a family professional. The reported presence of ce...
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Most major parenting programs are based on a few long-established principles. One body of research that may improve the content and delivery of parent education is attribution. Parents' attributions to their children have important effects on child development. Applications of attribution research to parenting programs are discussed, and a five-ses...
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Many fundamental questions about the functional meaning of resilience remain to be answered. There are many different approaches to resilience. Some studies have described functional characteristics of children who demonstrate resilience, while other studies have looked to the temperament of the child and characteristics of the environment to find...
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Comments on articles concerning family assessment by H. D. Grotevant (see record 1990-12120-001); R. B. Hampson et al (see record 1990-12122-001); D. C. Bell and L. G. Bell (see record 1990-12106-001); C. I. Carlson (see record 1990-12110-001); and T. L. Huston and J. K. Rempel (see record 1990-12126-001). It is suggested that theory needs to...
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Although family factors are increasingly recognized in the problem of adolescent substance abuse, prevention programs continue to neglect the family as an important component of prevention programs. Family Connections, a family skills building-program to prevent adolescent substance abuse, is described. The importance of basing family life educatio...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Utah State University. Dept. of Family and Human Development, 1990. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 75-79).

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Using binationally representative data from 615 couples in the United States and Canada, The Couple Well-Being Project explores a strong relationality model of individual and relationship flourishing (Galovan & Schramm, 2018) stemming from the philosophies of Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas. While accounting for background influences (e.g., socioeconomic status, racial and cultural background), existing relationship factors (e.g., current relationship quality), external support (e.g., elevation from others), personal states (e.g., stress), contextual challenges (e.g., trials), and individuals’ ethical responsiveness, the project explores how virtues and character traits (e.g., humility, compassion, positivity) and positive relationship-specific applications (e.g., gratitude, forgiveness, affection) contribute to individual and relationship flourishing.