Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Financial distress and parenting behaviors of single mothers
by Richter, Jamie Ann, M.S., Northern Illinois University, 2008, 71; 1460975
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between years of education, age of the mother, number of children in the home, weekly household income, and financial distress and parenting behaviors of single mothers measured on three subscales: expectation, discipline, and nurturing.

A final sample of 423 women who met the sample criteria were chosen from an online database of several million individuals. Sample characteristics were analyzed using frequencies and percentages. Multiple regression of the three subscales was used to test the first three hypotheses. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine whether differences in the mean scores of the three subscales (expectation, discipline, and nurturing) differed by the child's age group as hypothesized. The hypotheses developed for this study were partially supported.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Prawitz, Aimee D.
Commitee: Derscheid, Linda E., Xie, Charline
School: Northern Illinois University
Department: Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 47/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Individual & family studies
Keywords: Financial distress, Financial stress, Parenting behaviors, Single mothers
Publication Number: 1460975
ISBN: 9780549957072
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