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.
|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|
|Subjects:||Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Financial distress, Financial stress, Parenting behaviors, Single mothers|
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