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The Family Influence On Obesity And Self-Esteem And How Obesity And Self-Esteem Influences The Family Interactions Later In Life, Allison Eileen Flittner Jan 2012

The Family Influence On Obesity And Self-Esteem And How Obesity And Self-Esteem Influences The Family Interactions Later In Life, Allison Eileen Flittner

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Currently there is little research on the effects of obesity and self-esteem on family functioning over time, or more specifically, across two generations. The purpose of this dissertation was to examine the connections between supportive parenting, self-esteem, and obesity over time. This dissertation includes two related studies that both utilize a Family Systems Theory to guide the research. Utilizing the Family Transitions Project (FTP), a longitudinal study that examines adolescents and their families over 23 years, this study extends the current literature by examining how maternal supportive parenting during early adolescence influences obesity in late adolescence and ultimately how both ...


The Influence Of The Family On Adolescent Academic Achievement, Krystyna Pauline Abbott Jan 2012

The Influence Of The Family On Adolescent Academic Achievement, Krystyna Pauline Abbott

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the relationship between specific family factors and adolescent academic achievement. Secondary data was used from the Iowa Youth and Family Project data set, a longitudinal project which at inception in 1989 consisted of White families from rural counties of Iowa with married parents, one target 7th grader, and a sibling within four years of the target's age (Family Transitions Project, 2011). Data for this thesis are from 1991, 1992, and 1994. A logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the relationship between parental alcohol use, selected family characteristics, and adolescent academic achievement. Multiple regression analyses were ...