Allen C. Israel

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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)
Family stability, defined as the consistency of family activities and routines, was examined in a sample of urban families (n = 70) with children (ages 7 to 16) receiving psychological services. Parent-reported family stability was associated with lower parent-reported children's internalizing behavior problems. Child-reported family stability significantly(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)
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)
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 role of prior verbal training in correspondence training and later verbal control of nonverbal behavior was examined in two groups of Head Start children. One group received correspondence training without prior verbal training, the other with. Essentially no differences were found between the two sequences; thus it seems appropriate to consider the(More)