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A 4-Year Longitudinal Study of Children’s Competent Problem Solving in the Context of Positive Parenting and Peer Relationships 

Su, Shu (2016-08-05)
The ability to effectively, positively, and productively cope with social problems is considered one of the most important developmental tasks for children’s emotional and psychosocial adjustment. However there is a paucity ...

Accepting Influence in Military Couples: Implications for Couple- and Family-Level Outcomes 

Peterson, Clairee (2019-07-10)
Accepting influence is a salient couple-level phenomenon, first observed by Coan, Gottman, and colleagues (1997), that is well-known to impact outcomes amongst couples. While accepting influence has been discussed as vital ...

Achievement Motivation in High School: The Role of Teacher-Child Relationship Quality from Third Grade to Sixth Grade 

Gwynn, Eugenia Parrett (2012-11-12)
Using longitudinal data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,364), the purpose of the current study was to fill a significant gap in the ...

Actions Speak Louder Than Beliefs: Compassionate Love as a Mediator of the Relationship between Religiosity and Marital Satisfaction 

Sabey, Allen (2012-07-24)
Research has generally supported the positive association between religiosity and marital satisfaction, whereby more religious individuals are more satisfied with their marriages. However, it remains unclear why religiosity ...

Adjusting Clinical Fee Scales: First Session Intake Fees Moderating Couple’s Total Number of Sessions Attended in Couple’s Therapy 

D'Agostino, Sabrina (2019-08-09)
Psychotherapy research has acknowledged the importance of examining attrition in therapy. However, researchers consistently neglect to look to the effect of additional fees beyond the every session fee for services on ...

Adolescent Action-taking: Associations with Identity Style, Possible Selves, and Parental Support 

Swart, Sarah (2006-05-15)
Action-taking is the intentional behavior in which adolescents engage. Productive action-taking promotes positive youth outcomes and future goal-achievement. The aims of the current study were to examine variation in ...

Adolescent co-parenting relationships and their effect on parental self-efficacy 

Lipsmeyer, Kara (2005-12-15)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the structure and quality of the co-residential co-parenting relationships on the self-efficacy of adolescent and young adult unmarried mothers. Forty one predominately ...

Adolescent Perceived Parenting as a Moderator of the Be SAFE Bullying Prevention Program: Examining the Influence of Parenting on Adolescent Program Outcomes 

Norton, Jessica (2017-07-27)  ETD File Embargoed
Evaluations of universal bullying prevention programs often find modest effects on adolescent bullying outcomes. It may be advantageous for those in bullying research to test differential effects of program outcomes via ...

Adolescent Romantic Relationships: Comfort with Intimacy, Parental Warmth and Support, and Exploration of Dating Partner Identity 

Soto, Janet (2009-05-06)
Adolescent romantic relationships may have a significant and long-lasting impact on important developmental processes and outcomes. The goal of this study was to examine how parental warmth/ support and comfort with intimacy ...

Adolescents' Attitudes towards Counseling by Demographic Group: Before and After a Youth Relationship Education Curriculum 

Stover, Cassidy (2008-12-15)
Although marriage relationship education and counseling programs have been shown to be effective in promoting healthy relationships, participants are typically not from diverse backgrounds. Adolescent attitudes towards ...

Adolescents’ Sexual Risk Behaviors: What Roles Do Parental Warmth, Parental Psychological Control, Adolescent Psychological Well-Being and Demographics Play? 

Lathem, Bailey (2009-05-15)
Although adolescents’ relationships with their parents have been widely studied, how adolescents’ relationships with their parents are associated with adolescents’ sexuality is one area of research that is beginning to ...

Advancing a better understanding of influences on relational health: A prevention science approach 

McGill, Julianne (2016-07-28)
One of the strongest predictors of optimal health, well-being, and life satisfaction is having stable and supportive relationships (Pinker, 2014). Yet as evidenced by high rates of relationship dissolution, maintaining ...

Amount and quality of supervision as moderating factors between couple therapeutic alliance and change in couple therapy 

Jindal, Meetika (2005-12-15)
The purpose of this thesis was to examine the moderating effect of quality and quantity of supervision on the relationship between couple therapeutic alliance and change in couple therapy. The sample is collected from ...

Are Adolescent Sex Offenders' Peer Relationships related to Attachment to Parents? Does Adaptive and Maladaptive Emotion Regulation Mediate that Relationship? 

Cox, Milira (2014-07-24)
Adolescents who have sexually offended commonly report offending someone within their peer network. However, little research has investigated factors that may contribute to poor quality of peer interactions. The purpose ...

Assessing the Social and Developmental Significance of Young Adolescent's Shared Leisure Activities 

Tuggle, Felicia (2014-07-29)
The Core and Balance Model of Family Functioning (Johnson, Zabriskie, & Hill, 2206; Smith, Freeman, and Zabriskie, 2009) was used as a conceptual framework for exploring ways in which shared leisure activities with close ...

The Association between Discrimination Concerns and Father Involvement: The Role of Accessibility and Racial Socialization 

Smith, Joelle (2019-07-11)
In the United States, the number of children under 18 living in a mother-only household has steadily increased since the 1960s. As single-parent households have become more common, father involvement research has turned ...

The Association Between Marital Conflict and BMI Among African American Married Couples 

Tindall-Sickles, Marta Ann (2010-07-09)
Research has repeatedly noted the link between marriage and weight gain, but to date, there has been no satisfactory explanation for those findings. This dyadic study of African American married couples examines one ...

The Association Between Marital Functioning, Family Closeness, and Tsunami Related Health: Moderation by Religiosity 

Banford, Alyssa (2009-07-13)
To date, marital outcomes and family closeness following natural disasters have not been extensively investigated. Previous research indicates that disaster experiences relate to adverse mental health outcomes, and there ...

Associations Among Anxiety, Disengaged Coping, and Physiological Arousal in Early Adolescents 

Blackwell, Abigail Jones (2012-05-08)
This study examined associations among physiological responses to peer stress (heart rate reactivity, HRR, and skin conductance level reactivity, SCLR), coping responses to peer stress (engaged and disengaged), and anxiety ...

Associations among Marital Satisfaction, Sexual Satisfaction, Conflict Frequency, and Divorce Risk from 1980 to 2000 

Jackson, Ashley (2014-08-01)
Marital satisfaction and divorce risk are two intricately related phenomena that influence or are influenced by several aspects of marriage. Specifically, sexual satisfaction and conflict frequency are two commonly studied ...