Siblings influence each other lifelong and are challenged to
accomplish specific developmental tasks of the sibling relationship
(Goetting, 1986). Rivalry and closeness are the fundamental themes in
this relationship. In adolescence two siblings might give each other
emotional support, be confidants, feel close; they might also
struggle, fight, and feel...
The death of a child is a traumatic family event. This qualitative study examined the experiences of parents and grandparents in 10 families who had lost a baby to SIDS, stillbirth, or birth defects. Key questions focused on support given and received, meanings attributed to the loss, continuing bonds, and...
Effective teacher training programs have been a concern for many
years. While most teacher training programs have been evaluated by
follow-up studies valuable information can be gained by assessing
the needs and concerns of teacher trainees as they progress through
their teacher training experiences. The primary purpose of this
The purpose of the present study was to test the selfconcept
and store image congruency theory with an elderly
population. The self-concept and store image congruency
theory predicts that individuals patronize stores that they
perceive as having an image similar to their own self-concept
(Martineau, 1958). The present study specifically...
Perspective-taking has been defined as the tendency
to take the point of view of another, to put oneself in
the psychological shoes of another. This ability has
been argued to be an important component of social
interaction. This research examined three components of
perspective-taking: a general measure of perspective
An increasing number of children care for
themselves (self-care) while their parents are employed
outside the home. A literature review suggested a
connection between child care concerns and employed
parents' increased stress, role overload, and lower
productivity. This study evaluated the impact of an
educational training program for families with...
The increasing elderly population is creating a
greater need for care providers. Research indicates that
while caregiving can be rewarding, it can also generate
stress which, in turn, impacts individual well-being.
Social support, however, may foster the well-being of
persons who are experiencing stressful events.
The purpose of this study...
The term, spirituality, as used in this study, refers
to that part of our lives that has the deepest meaning,
that which nurtures each of us and moves us toward wholeness.
It is the basis for which we live out our lives,
following our own truths with honesty and commitment....
The study examined dimensions of the family context associated
with variations in parent involvement and parent perceptions of children's
school achievement using data from 1,085 male and 2,239 female
respondents with a child between the ages of 5 and 18 years collected in the
1987-88 National Survey of Families and...
The relationships between types of wealth components and consumption
expenditures were investigated as a means of better understanding retired
elderly household well-being. Specifically, the concept of mental account was
used to identify the characteristics of different types of wealth components, and
four mental accounts were identified: flow of investment, current...