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OBJECTIVE To examine age and gender differences in global and dimensional self-esteem in children who are overweight. METHOD As part of a pretreatment assessment, the Perceived Competence Scale for Children was completed by 121 children (ages 8-14) who were overweight and enrolling in a weight reduction program. RESULTS Gender differences in general(More)
Previous research has demonstrated a relationship between the constructs of family stability and adjustment. The present study evaluates perceived anxiety control as a mechanism through which association between family stability and adjustment may operate. It was hypothesized that perceived anxiety control would mediate the relationships between family(More)
Obese children (8-13 years old) and at least one of their parents participated in a behaviorally oriented treatment program. Participants in a standard treatment condition experienced a multicomponent intervention in which parents were given primary responsibility for following program prescriptions. An enhanced child involvement condition provided the same(More)
The Stability of Activities in the Family Environment (SAFE) was designed to sample activities that could occur with some degree of regularity and stability in a variety of families. The SAFE was found to have adequate internal consistency and its validity was suggested by its relationship to other measures of family functioning and to measures of(More)
Several recent articles have explored the effects of military deployment on U.S. service members' mental health outcomes. Although increased attention has also begun to focus on the effects of deployment on military families, providing a conceptualization for the mechanisms of this process can help organize existing information and inform future efforts. In(More)
Family stability has been discussed as protective, providing a sense of predictability and consistency in children’s lives. An original measure, the Stability of Activities in the Family Environment (SAFE), was used to evaluate the protective influences of family stability, defined as the regularity of daily family events and activities, within the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to replicate previous evidence for a model in which self-control mediates the relationship between family stability and internalizing symptoms, and to evaluate a similar model with regard to externalizing problems. METHOD Participants were 155 female and 134 male undergraduates--mean age of 19.03 years.(More)
The present study extended previous research reporting an association between frequency of family mealtimes and bulimia nervosa by exploring whether family mealtimes might be a component of a larger construct of family stability. One hundred thirty-four female undergraduates completed retrospective measures of family stability, frequency of shared family(More)