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Social Functioning of Children and Their Parents: Are They Related?

Wetzel, Megan (2010) Social Functioning of Children and Their Parents: Are They Related? Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This study examined whether parents' social support was related to their children's peer acceptance and likability. The moderating role of the parent's and the child's gender was also examined. Father (N = 146-150) and mother (N = 201) reports of social support and peer reports of peer acceptance were obtained from 107 boys and 96 girls (7.92-16.76 years, M = 11.77). Aspects of fathers' and mothers' social support were observed to be differentially correlated with their children's friendships and likability. While fathers' social support was moderately correlated with their children's friendships, mothers' social support was not. The implications of these findings for the role of fathers in children's social functioning are discussed.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairNoll, Robert B
Committee MemberPeebles, Craig
Committee MemberWaller, Jennifer M
Committee MemberBukowski, William M
Date: 18 June 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 9 April 2010
Approval Date: 18 June 2010
Submission Date: 19 April 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: David C. Frederick Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: peer relationships; social functioning; social network; social support
Other ID:, etd-04192010-094750
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:39
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:41


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