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Longitudinal Effects of Juvenile Recidivism and Justice Contact on Parent-Adolescent Relationships 

Norton, Jessica (2021-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Research consistently shows that parents play a significant role in the etiology and desistance of delinquent behaviors (Cottle et al., 2001; Flanagan et al., 2019; Hoeve et al., 2009). However, much research has not ...

A Longitudinal Examination of Popularity and Friendship Quality as Predictors of Depression in School Children from Fall to Spring 

Fawley, Maya (2021-07-16)
Although researchers have established the significant role children’s peer relationships have on their socioemotional functioning, missing from the literature is an understanding of the subsequent effects popularity has ...

A Longitudinal Study of Defender Identity, Defending Behavior, and Peer Victimization in Childhood 

Winter, Madison (2023-07-27)  ETD File Embargoed
Research has shown the importance and benefit of children being willing to defend peers who are the target of peer victimization. Currently, little is known about the influence of having a defender identity on defending ...

Multi-Family Group Intervention: Affect Regulation to Improve Attachment for Adolescents Adjudicated of a Sex Offense and their Maternal Caregivers 

Lindsay, Takoma (2021-07-21)
Research suggests that insecure attachment and deficits in affect regulation are common characteristics in youth who have been adjudicated for a sexual offense. Family therapies are not a focus in adolescent treatment, but ...

Multiple Investigations into Gaming and Psychosocial Functioning in a Community Sample of Adult Gamers 

Burke, Benjamin (2021-07-19)
As one of the world’s most popular pastimes, video games have been a focus of study for several decades. Yet, there are still necessary areas of investigation, particularly those informed by human developmental perspectives ...

Parental Protection and Guidance Related to Early Adolescents’ Stressful Peer Experiences 

Warren, Kalyn (2022-07-20)  ETD File Embargoed
Peer-related parenting has been connected to young adolescents’ social and emotional wellbeing, yet largely missing from the literature are attempts to understand how parents respond to youths’ social and emotional ...

Partnering with Reach Out and Read Alabama to Understand Families’ Experiences with Books and Their Babies: The Reading and Relationships Project 

Rogers, Kimberly (2022-07-22)  ETD File Embargoed
Shared book reading is associated with higher quality parent-child interactions (Canfield et al., 2020a), as well as child cognitive (e.g., Baker, 2013; Baker et al., 2017) and socioemotional development (Downer & Mendez, ...

Pivoting to Meaningfully Connect with Youth: Youth Relationship Educators’ Perceptions of Success During the Coronavirus Pandemic 

Almond, Lindsey (2022-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
This study considered the experiences of youth-focused relationship educators as they transitioned to online education due to the coronavirus pandemic. The aim was to understand the process and impact of these experiences ...

Reason for Referral and Treatment Focus as Moderators of Alliance and Individual Symptom Distress in Couple Therapy 

Herren, Catherine Claire (2021-05-03)
Therapeutic alliance is a significant predictor of positive treatment outcomes for individuals and couples undergoing therapy (Davis et al., 2012; Baldwin, Wampold, & Imel, 2008; Horvath, 2001; Flükiger et al., 2019; ...

The Relationship between Key Personality traits and Type I/II Alcoholism among College Students 

Ding, Rui (2021-07-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Alcohol use remains common among college students. This study used longitudinal data from a sample of 209 first-year students at a university located in the Southeastern United States to identify support for Cloninger’s ...

The Relationship between Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction: Moderated by Perceptions of Relational Power 

Benson, Matthew (2021-07-22)
Following the Relational Theory of Power, which states that relationship power is more fluid than static, this study hoped to show the mutual influence of sexual satisfaction and equitable relationship power dynamics on ...

Secure Base Script Stability and Early Childhood Competence 

Reedstrom, Lydia (2023-05-10)
Internal representations of attachment inform children about themselves and the world around them and shape the expectations they have for relationships. Secure representations of attachment – measured by the secure base ...

Sexual Assault and Links to Sense of Control and Economic and Marital Stability 

Furlong, Courtney (2021-11-15)  ETD File Embargoed
This investigation utilized the Midlife in the United States Survey (N = 3,258) to assess the relations between experiences of sexual assault and sense of control, economic stability, and marital stability. For those who ...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Examination of the Effects of Work and Family Factors on Active-duty and National Guard and Reserve Service Members’ Military Career Intentions 

Tidwell, Allison (2022-11-21)
The Department of Defense (DoD) prioritizes the retention of military personnel to maintain a ready defense force and earn return on their investment of training highly skilled Service members. Prior research has examined ...

Sleep, Physical Activity, and Mental Health Among Sexual-Minority, Transgender, and Gender-Diverse Youth 

Gillis, Brian (2023-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
In the face of legislation that curtails the rights and wellbeing of sexual- and gender-minority (SGM) youth, developmental science has a responsibility to investigate SGM health and its protective factors. Sleep is a ...

Teachers’ Perceptions of Student Defenders of Bullied Peers: Associations with Defenders’ Race and Gender, and the Classroom Racial Composition 

Christensen, Karl (2022-07-25)  ETD File Embargoed
This thesis examined whether children’s defending of bullied peers predicts changes in teachers' reports of students' prosocial and aggressive behavior and whether those associations are moderated by children’s gender and ...

Testing A Conditional Process Model of Gender Minority Stress and Resilience, Depressive Symptoms, and Dyadic Coping Among Gender Minorities 

Parsons, L.E. (2023-04-20)  ETD File Embargoed
Many studies show that depression is pervasive among gender minority populations with strong links between minority-related stress and the development of depressive symptoms. Using frameworks of minority stress theory ...

Title: A Theoretical Update and Empirical Analysis of the Multiple Family Group Intervention 

Livingston, Raven (2023-07-31)
The Multiple Family Group Intervention (MFGI) is a family therapy intervention within a larger treatment program (the Accountability Based Sex Offense Prevention (ABSOP) Program) for the treatment of illegal sexual behavior ...

Translating and Applying Recent Research on Military Family Life: A Preliminary Examination of the Efficacy of Mobile-Application-Based Professional Development for Military Human and Family Service Professionals 

Quichocho, Davina (2022-08-09)  ETD File Embargoed
A new mobile application (app) was developed by the Military REACH team. It delivered research-backed professional development content to practicing human and family service providers over the course of eight weeks. The ...

When Power Becomes a Turn-Off: Interactions Between Relational Power and Ineffective Arguing on Sexual Satisfaction in Heterosexual Couples Seeking Therapy 

Ellis, Faith (2022-07-25)
The purpose of the current study was to explore associations between low relational power, ineffective arguing, and sexual satisfaction among heterosexual couples seeking couples’ therapy (N = 175). Analyses utilized the ...