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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...
The present study used panel data on 207 divorced women and their children to examine the influence of mothers' parenting practices, involvement of nonresidential fathers, and parental conflict on the adjustment of adolescents living in mother-headed households. In addition, the study investigated the possibility that child adjustment problems may...
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...
Tested a model of the causes of variations in functioning between single parents. The authors point to strong evidence in the literature that single mothers are at greater risk for psychological problems and ineffectual parenting than those who are married. The study reports on a sample of 207 recently divorced women who are parents of 8th and 9th...
A model was developed regarding direct and indirect effects of socialization and spousal attitudes upon athe supportive parenting and harsh discipline of husbands and wives. The data used to test the model were collected as part of the first two waves of the Iowa Youth and Families Project, a longitudinal study of 451 two-parent families living in...
In the present study we tested several hypotheses regarding the manner in which adolescents' beliefs concerning both effective discipline and the impact of parenting upon child development are associated with the parenting beliefs and practices of their parents. We used data collected as part of the first two waves of a panel study of 451 two-paren...
Thesis (M. Div.)--North American Baptist Seminary, 1982. Typescript (Photocopy). Includes bibliographical references (leaves 107-118).