Smith, Rebecca M.

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Suicide among working women : an occupational model 1983 126 The increase in suicide among women has recently become more evident. In those states where there are large numbers of women in the labor force/ suicide rates are high. This research sought to support the idea that suicide among women may be work rel...
Evaluative approaches to selected employment-training programs for unskilled, economically disadvantaged women at Davidson County Community College 1981 137 The current system of evaluation being used in Davidson County, North Carolina, for employment-training programs such as the Human Resources Development (HRD) and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) assume that summative evaluation b...
The effectiveness of nutrition education for pregnant women certified as WIC participants in an urban area of South Carolina 1983 95 The study assessed the effectiveness of nutrition education, combined with the provision of supplemental foods for a group (N=59) of low-risk pregnant women participating in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)....
Attitudes toward mastectomy : the development of a measurement scale 1977 173 The central purposes of this study were to develop a valid and reliable instrument to measure attitudes toward mastectomy and to determine the number and nature of the variables contained within the instrument. Based on a review of literature, person...
Crisis theory related to divorce and remarriage 1980 165 This research challenges the belief that a specific event is a crisis. The major purpose was to determine whether unusually high levels of stress precede the decision to divorce or to remarry. The divorced were tested for the 12 months prior to the d...
Adults who were adopted as older children 1983 127 Over 100,000 older, handicapped, emotionally disturbed, and minority race children await adoptive placement. In recent years a major effort has been made to place such children in adoptive homes. Previously only infants and toddlers had been consider...
The relationship of parental support, control attempts and power to adolescent drinking 1983 63 Adolescent alcohol consumption has become a topical issue with the overwhelming majority of high school students having had some experience with alcohol. However, a noticeable gap in the literature exists in relation to the influence of parental beha...
A qualitative analysis of the phases of involuntary childlessness 1985 30 The purpose of this research was to explore and identify the psychosocial phases of involuntary childlessness in an effort to develop a hierarchical model. A stage development theoretical framework guided this research. Because of the lack of literat...
A search for determinants of the authoritarian parenting style 1985 24 The purpose of this qualitative research study was to find determinants of the authoritarian parenting style and to develop a model of how determinants contribute to the expression of the style. To accomplish this goal, a five-stage, semi-structured,...
Antecedent factors associated with late birthtiming decisions of dual-career couples 1985 53 The birth rate is up sharply among women 30 years old and older. Many are choosing to pursue and establish careers in early adulthood and electing to delay childbirth until their later reproductive years. The purpose of this study was to identify the...
The effect of sex education on social responsibility and locus of control 1985 23 The purpose of this study was to determine differences in social responsibility, locus of control, and knowledge in sexuality for early adolescents after participation in a short sex education unit. Social Responsibility, operationalized as prescript...
The decision to remarry and the ethic of care : a qualitative study of formerly divorced females 1986 57 The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine commitment processes for second marriages for females. Gilligan's ethic of care developmental stage model provided the theoretical framework for the analysis of the data. This framework assumes tha...
Equipment preferences of men and women employed in early childhood education 1987 60 During the last four decades early childhood educators have stressed the importance of male workers entering the occupation. Claims have been made that both children and programs benefit from the presence of male caregivers. However, the actual perce...
Cohort work values of employed men and women 1987 39 The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in work values of employees. The major purpose was to determine (a) age group differences in work values and (b) the predictors of work values as measured by Super's Work Values Inventory (WV...
Predictors of high risk teenage pregnancies 1988 31 To identify variables that predict birthweight among teenagers participating in a prenatal program? data were analyzed from 25,945 women, including 5,270 teenagers. Of black teenagers in the program* 8 to 17%. had low birthweight births, compared to ...
Family power and decision-making : beyond the husband-wife dyad 1988 40 The major conceptual focus of this research was to expand systematically the investigation of family power beyond the marital dyad. The purposes of the study were (a) to test two theories of coalition formation in families, and (b) to test the reliab...
Parental conflict and bargaining in custody and divorce negotiations : toward a theory of custody negotiations 1988 28 This exploratory study contributes to the development of a theory of custody negotiations by identifying the context factors influencing parental conflict and bargaining strategies in the custody decision—making process and the links between the barg...
Justice reasoning and responsibility reasoning in relation to commitment and happiness in long-term marriages 1988 28 Marriage, as a microcosm of society, involves the moral dilemmas of conflicting rights, competing claims, and responsibility for decisions. This study focused on the moral development of the individual-in-relationship using commitment and happiness a...
Analytic path model of joint decision-making by husbands and wives 1988 35 The purpose of this research was to construct analytic path models to explore the relationships between the context variables of gender role preference disparity and locus of control disparity with three communication styles-- coercive, cognitive, an...
Gender and cohort differences in high school students' sex role orientation, 1984-1987 1989 32 The purpose of this study was to examine teenage sex-role orientation by gender and cohort. A 24-item Likert-type scale was used to measure Sex-Role Orientation (SRO). This sample consisted of three high school cohort groups totaling 543 students, 35...
Middle-aged sons' and daughters' resolution of moral conflict with their aging parents 1989 28 The purpose of this study was to examine how moral conflict is resolved between middle-aged sons and daughters and their aging parents. The theoretical framework for the design and analysis of this study was Gilligan's ethic of care. Gilligan asserte...
High school employment experiences and work related attitudes of college students 1989 25 This study investigated the effects of high school employment experiences on six work related attitudes of college students. It was expected that there would be significant differences in work related attitudes of college students between those who h...
Factors affecting the psychological stress of cancer patients and spouses of cancer patients 1989 32 The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of an accumulation of stressful demands on the psychological stress of cancer patients and spouses of cancer patients, and the intervening roles of spiritual resources, family strengths, and sens...
Canonical variates of post abortion syndrome 1990 52 This study extended post abortion research beyond the treatment of negative post abortion adjustment as a univariate construct to the examination of it as post abortion syndrome comprised of anger, guilt, grief, depression, and stress symptoms. When ...
A qualitative analysis of the contraceptive behavior patterns of adolescent women 1990 28 The purpose of this study was twofold. First, this study sought to explore, retrospectively, the development of contraceptive behavior patterns by college women during their adolescent years. The second purpose was to examine the role of self-efficac...
Sex and race preferences among children in an integrated kindergarten program 1969 28 This study was designed to determine sex and race preferences among children in an integrated kindergarten program in the year 1969. A picture sociometric test and a real-life situation were the techniques used to collect the data to find what these ...
Employer assessment of personal appearance, personal and social characteristics, and work habits of the mentally retarded employee 1970 8 The major purpose of this study was to assess the (l) personal appearance, (2) personal and social characteristics, and (3) work habits of the mentally retarded employee by means of a mailed opinionnaire completed by the employers of forty-seven of t...
A study of the importance of church-related family living curricula 1971 14 It was the purpose of this study 1) to assess the views of clergy and laity in the United Methodist Church concerning the extent of family living curricula; 2) to assess the importance of the present family living curricula as viewed by those same cl...
A comparison of attitudes about child-rearing in middle- and lower-class families 1971 17 Evidence from research indicates that mothers in different social classes rear their children in different ways. Less is known about the relation between socio-economic classes and attitudes toward childrearing than is known about authoritarianism an...
Adaptation of a moral judgment interview for a pen and paper test 1974 19 The purpose of the present study was to design and validate a written instrument which would approximate the Kohlberg (1958) Moral Judgment Interview in yielded scores. Validity of the instrument was determined by whether it yielded age differences i...
A comparison of teacher response to the preacademic and problem behavior of boys and girls 1974 9 The major purpose of this study was to determine if teachers and/or caregivers respond differentially to the disruptive and dependent behaviors of children as a function of the sex of the child involved. A second purpose was to describe the teachers'...
Development and validation of a specific learning disabilities concept questionnaire for parents 1975 16 The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to measure the level of conceptual understanding about the multi-etiological syndrome of specific learning disabilities of parents who have children suspected of having a Specific Le...
Parental attitudes and acceptance of deafness related to the sex-role development of the deaf child 1975 12 The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the sex-role development of deaf children and their parents' attitudes about, and acceptance of, their deafness. Other variables examined included the child's self-concept and the pare...
The extent of social resistance to the notion of sexual expression by elderly men and women 1976 11 This study investigated the extent of social resistance to sexual expression by the elderly among a quota sample of 104 young and elderly men and women. A two-version, 22 statement. Likert-type attitudinal questionnaire called the SRSE Attitude Scale...
Family and school factors related to internal-external locus of control in kindergarten children 1976 11 The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of selected school and family factors to internal-external locus of control in children enrolled in a public school kindergarten. The 43 children in the study included 18 boys and 25 girls; 31...