A strength based approach examining resiliency in college students from single-parent family structures

dc.contributor.advisorSherry, Alissa René
dc.creatorLinton, Brittany Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-29T15:23:00Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2013en
dc.date.updated2014-04-29T15:23:01Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractAccording to recent data, approximately eighteen percent of children under age 18 live in single-parent households. The majority of research has focused on negative outcomes associated with one-parent households in comparison with their two-parent counterparts, including poor academic performance and increased delinquency rates in children. The current literature neglects to evaluate potentially advantageous factors resultant of being raised in a single-parent home. The proposed study utilizes an exploratory positive psychology approach to investigate levels of resiliency and adaptive skill sets present in college students raised in single-parent households in comparison to degree of cumulative risk encountered. Analyses of these variables will be completed through ordinary least squares multiple regression. Furthermore, parenting style will be examined as a potential moderator of resiliency. Finally, this study proposes the adoption of a new paradigm in ongoing investigation of this unique population.en
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychologyen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/24341en
dc.subjectResiliencyen
dc.subjectSingle-parenten
dc.subjectOptimismen
dc.subjectParenting styleen
dc.titleA strength based approach examining resiliency in college students from single-parent family structuresen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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