Kacey Klein

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This longitudinal study examines the prediction of delinquency in early adulthood by family variables and one type of maternal parenting skill during early adolescence. In 132 Caucasian families, family variables (marital status, interparental conflict, mother-adolescent relationship, and maternal depressive mood) and maternal communication/problem-solving(More)
The effects of a new policy limiting smoking to separate, designated areas in School of Education buildings at the University of Köln, Germany, were analyzed. Although the majority (77%) of the 1,223 students surveyed did not expect the changed policy to affect their smoking habits, approximately 28% of the men and 30% of the women said they were smoking(More)
Sexual behaviors of adolescents place them at a high risk for HIV and other sexually transmissible infections. Studies of sexual risk-taking and other health compromising practices by youth in countries other than the United States are relatively rare. Examination of health practices across cultures provides insights with respect to explaining international(More)
Mother-child behaviors were studied in three cultural groups: Caucasian American (CA), overseas Japanese (JPN), and Chinese Vietnamese (CVN) immigrants. The children were sixteen to twenty-five months old, and the appeal cycle, with its descriptive analytic method, was the research paradigm. Group differences were found in appeal cycle occurrence and phase(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine how injury prevention awareness of children ages 3, 4, and 5, based on recognition of hazards in pictures differs in the United States, Belgium, East Germany and West Germany. METHODS Children from these four countries were presented with 10 different pictures. Each picture represented a common injury(More)
Acknowledgments This thesis would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of my family, friends, and professors. I would like to thank Dr. Kathleen Brown for all of her help and guidance during every step of my writing process. Her positive attitude always kept me motivated and on-task. My family was extremely supportive and helpful(More)
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