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Growing up with a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps
McLanahan, Sara, and Sandefur, Gary. (1994). Growing Up With a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 196 pp. Hardcover ISBN 0-674-36407-4, price $19.95.Expand
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Socialization and racial identity among Black Americans.
This study examines the social structural processes and arrangements related to racial group identification for a national sample of black American adults. We argue that primary socializationExpand
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THE SELF-CONCEPT OVER TIME: Research Issues and Directions
Although theoretical attention has been devoted to the situational variability of the self-concept, empirical investigations continue to rely on one-shot methodologies. Such efforts assume that dataExpand
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The Measurement of Self-Esteem: Refining Our Methods
A review of the literature indicates that (a) very little attention has been devoted to measurement problems plaguing the study of self-esteem and (b) few studies employ more than one type ofExpand
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Self-Perceptions of Black Americans: Self-Esteem and Personal Efficacy
This study examines the determinants of personal self-esteem, racial self-esteem, and personal efficacy in a 1980 national sample of black Americans. The findings show that the three dimensions areExpand
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Families With Young Children: A Review of Research in the 1990s
Research conducted in the past decade on families with young chidren concentrated on 5 broad topics: (a) the transition to parenthood,' (b) the importance of maternal sensitivity for children'sExpand
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Physical Wife Abuse in a Non-Western society: An Integrated Theoretical Approach
The current study uses survey data from a representative sample of 619 husbands residing in Bangkok, Thailand, to assess their use of physical force against their wives. Multivariate analyses areExpand
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Family involvement with children's homework: An intervention in the middle grades.
This study investigated a middle-grades mathematics homework intervention designed to increase family involvement in homework. The participants were 74 sixth-grade students and their families from aExpand
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The impact of divorce on children.
With the acceleration of the divorce rate from the mid- 1960s to the early 1980s, the number of nontraditional families (such as single-parent families and reconstituted families) have increasedExpand
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The Families of Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Frontier in Family Research
To examine the extent to which the family relations of lesbians and gay men are integrated into the family literature, we reviewed over 8,000 articles published between 1980 and 1993 in nine journalsExpand
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