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The Relationship between Work-Family Role Strain and Parenting Styles in Mothers of Young Children

Description: The relationship between work-family role strain and parenting styles (permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative) was examined. Questionnaires were completed by 45 mothers whose children (ages newborn to three years) were enrolled in early childhood centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton, Texas, area. Participants were primarily Caucasian, high-income mothers who had attended college. Results indicated no significant relationship between role strain and parenting styles. Open-ended questions revealed insights into mothers' reported role strain. This research may provide employers and professionals who work with families with information to assist mothers in reducing role strain. They may also recognize that parenting style may be independent of a successful balance of work and family.
Date: August 1997
Creator: Lucas, Kimber Ghormley
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship Between Aggression and Parental Contact in Institutionalized Mentally Retarded Males

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the possible effect of varying amounts of parental contact on the behavior of the institutionalized child. The effect that is being investigated is overt aggression. Also, the variable of peer support will be studied because of its important role when there is a lack of parental support.
Date: June 1967
Creator: Boggess, Carol
Partner: UNT Libraries

Risk and Resilience Faced by Children of Deployed Service Members

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of military deployment on children, and the roles that risk and protective factors and parenting stress play in emotional symptoms and behaviors exhibited by children while their parents are deployed. A sample of 143 parents (recruited from all branches of the military) who remained at home while their spouses were deployed completed online self-report questionnaires measuring demographic and background information, child internalizing and externalizing behavior, parenting stress, child adaptability, valuing behavior, family cohesion/environment, and parenting behaviors. The sample primarily consisted of mothers (n = 141) and Caucasian individuals (n = 126), which may limit the generalizability of the findings. Results of the study suggest risk factors including parenting stress, corporal punishment, length of time a parent is deployed, and type of deployment (combat vs. non-combat) were predictive of poorer child outcomes. Protective factors including values consistent behavior, child adaptability, and family cohesion were predictive of better childhood outcomes. Parenting stress served as a mediating variable between the relationship of total risk and child outcomes, while values consistent behavior served as a mediating variable between the relationship of protective factors experienced by children and child outcomes. Military deployments not only impact the service members, but also their families at home. Further study and identification of risk and protective factors faced by military children and families are imperative. Implications of findings are discussed as well as suggestions for future research concerning deployment and impact on military families (e.g. identification and empirical validation of programs to support military families.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Geddes, Jeffrey D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

China shall have our help! : United China Relief.

Description: Color poster of a Chinese man and woman walking. The woman carries a young child on her back. The man's right arm is in a sling. The man and woman wear plain blue clothing and the child wears a red garment.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A real partnership : He says, “Dear Dad--you’re getting the metal out. I’m dishing it out. We’re quite a team!”

Description: Black and white drawing of a man and woman sitting in chairs at home. The man holds a pipe and reads a letter, and the woman is knitting. A cat sits at her feet, gazing at the man. A miner's helmet hangs on the wall behind the man's chair. In the upper left is a drawing of a soldier in the field, writing a letter.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Army.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China shall have our help! : United China Relief.

Description: Color poster of a Chinese man and woman walking. The woman carries a young child on her back. The man's right arm is in a sling. The man and woman wear plain blue clothing and the child wears a red garment.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China first to fight! : United China Relief participating in National War Fund.

Description: Color poster of Chinese soldier in a green uniform, walking behind a woman holding the hand of child. Both the woman and child are dressed in plain blue traditional Chinese clothing. The woman's arm is in a sling and a bloody bandage can be seen on her wrist. The poster background is bright yellow.
Date: [1941-1946?]
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

¿Cuándo te Veré? “When Will I See You?”

Description: This film examines the phenomenon of a family divided by the U.S.-Mexico border. Saul, the head of the family, migrated north in search of a better life for his wife and children while they stayed behind in Mexico. Not having the documents to cross the border has resulted in being apart from his family for more than ten years. This is a story about separation, pain, and the ultimate sacrifice a family makes as a means of survival.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Colunga, Elizabeth H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Adolescents' Concepts of Their Relationship with Their Families

Description: This study was conducted in an effort to examine: (1) adolescents' concepts of their relationships with their families, (2) possible correlations between adolescents' percentile ranks indicated in family relationships with a limited number of other factors which appear to be associated with personal and social adjustment, and (3) any significant differences in responses of adolescent girls enrolled in homemaking education and those not currently enrolled in homemaking.
Date: August 1962
Creator: Williams, Rubye L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

From inside the Arab family: What literacy practices occur when raising bilingual and biliterate children?

Description: Living in the United States creates unique challenges in biliteracy and bilingualism for the Arab family. While extant literature provides insight into the literacy interactions and experiences of families from many other cultures now living in the U.S. , there is next to nothing regarding the Arab family literacy experience. Thus, knowledge about the literacy activities Arab families engage in as they gain access to and knowledge of a new culture and language is important. The purpose of this study was to investigate and describe the literacy practices of the Arab families raising bilingual and biliterate children in the U.S. This study , using methodology based on ethnographic approaches, investigated the literacy events, behaviors and interactions which occurred within one Arab family over a 16-week period. A second group of participants were 5 other Arab families living in the U.S. Data sources included video and audio recordings, field notes, observations, journals, informal interviews, and artifacts of children's literacy. The researcher and the participants engaged as co-participants in the research. Findings showed that driving factors behind home literacy practices were religious beliefs and the imminence of return to the home country. Arab mothers were found to yield a heavy influence on the pursuit of literacy, as well as the consistency of literacy learning events in the home. Findings should contribute to helping parents of children with different cultural backgrounds and languages provide the most effective types of support in the home instruction to develop fluency in both the new and the primary language. Information gathered would also help teachers bring together these children with their peers and the subject matter to create a positive synergy wherein all learners can be successful.
Date: December 2004
Creator: Alshaboul, Yousef Mohammad
Partner: UNT Libraries

Geographic Distance, Contact, and Family Perceptions of Quality Nursing Home Care

Description: The effect of frequency of nursing home contact on family perceptions of quality care is the focus of this research. A family member characteristic, such as geographic distance from the nursing home, affects his or her frequency of contact with the nursing home. Frequency of contact, in turn, affects family perceptions of the care his or her loved one receives in the nursing home. The theoretical framework for this study is based on Allport's intergroup contact theory, which posits that when four contact conditions - institutional support, equal status, common goals, and intergroup cooperation - are present in an intergroup situation, a reduction in anxiety between groups is likely to occur. Regression analysis tested the stated hypotheses using survey data collected from 275 family members of residents in 10 Dallas-Ft. Worth area nursing homes. This study is among the first to quantify family geographic distance, finding that family geographic distance is a significant negative predictor of nursing home contact. Additionally, results build on Allport's theory by extending its' usefulness to nursing home organizations in two distinct ways. First, findings support Allport's premise that contact alone between groups - i.e., family members and nursing home staff - is insufficient for increasing or decreasing family perceptions of nursing home care. Second, three of the four contact conditions included in Allport's theory were statistically supported by the data. In sum, findings of this research provide nursing homes with an empirically tested model for improving family perceptions of quality nursing home care.
Date: May 2010
Creator: Dillman, Jennifer L
Partner: UNT Libraries

Expressive Arts Therapy with Bereaved Families

Description: Most current grief programs support the children and/or parents of bereaved families rather than the family as a whole. This exploratory study was a quantitative and qualitative investigation of the use of expressive arts therapy with bereaved families during a weekend camp experience and a series of followup sessions. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of using expressive arts activities in improving the functioning of the bereaved family as a whole as well as individual family members. Participants included eight families who lost a child to a chronic illness between 2 to 36 months months prior to the onset of the study. Children ranged in age from 3 to15, and parents ranged in age from 26 to 66, for a total of 27 participants. The Child Life Department at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, a division of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas recruited the families. Participants received flyers and invitational letters and registered through the mail. Families attended a weekend camp where they experienced a wide variety of expressive arts activities in a combination of group formats: multi-family groups, parents' group, developmental age groups for children, total childrens' group, individual family group, mothers' group, and fathers' group. The research design was a pretest/posttest quasi-experimental control group design, but a control group could not be established. Therefore, one-tailed t-tests were used to compare participant functioning between the beginning and end of the study. Instruments used in this study included the Family Environment Scale, the Behavior Assessment System for Children the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory. In addition, the researcher used qualitative analysis to assess contents of family members' and counseling staff's journals, expressive arts products, and family members' evaluations. Results of this exploratory study indicated some improvements in children's, ...
Date: August 2001
Creator: Webb-Ferebee, Kelly
Partner: UNT Libraries

The School-Family-Community Partnership: A Superintendent's Perspective

Description: The purpose of this study was to describe, from a superintendent's perspective, the current status of school-family-community partnerships in North Texas school districts. A secondary purpose of this study was to allow the superintendents to express themselves in an open-ended format regarding factors that encourage and limit the development of these partnerships, as well as their three-year goals for creating successful partnerships in their districts. A review of the literature revealed that very limited research exists regarding the relationship between the school superintendent and the school-family-community partnership. This literature review focused on research related to the school-family-community partnership including its place in federal legislation, and a historical and current perspective of the school superintendency. The target population for this study included 156 superintendents from the two educational service centers that make up the Dallas/Fort-Worth Metroplex. This research study employed an online survey research methodology. The instrument used in this study was the Measure of School, Family, and Community Partnerships by Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University. Participants were asked to respond to fifty-two items placed in the six categories that represent Dr. Epstein's six types of involvement. Superintendents were also asked to respond to open-ended questions regarding what they perceive to be major factors that contribute to and limit the success of their school districts' school-family-community partnership efforts and what their primary goals were for improving these partnerships over the next three years. An analysis of district size in relation to superintendent perceptions of their district's school-family-partnership practices yielded no significant partnership practices. An analysis of district accountability ratings in relation to superintendent perceptions of their district's school-family-partnership practices yielded seven significant partnership practices. Finally, an analysis of superintendent experience yielded four significant superintendent partnership practices. The major factors superintendents perceive as not only contributing to, but limiting the ...
Date: December 2006
Creator: Perry, Brant Patrick
Partner: UNT Libraries

An open letter to the unconquerable Greeks.

Description: A poem by Joseph Auslander praises the Greeks for defying the enemies in World War II. The text of the poem is framed by an illustration depicting a group of Greek people, some in tattered clothing, some injured or dying, among ancient ruins. Behind them, on the right, is the Parthenon.
Date: 1943
Creator: Riggs, Robert, 1896-1970. & Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fathers' and mothers' childcare ideas and paternal childcare participation.

Description: The relationship between fathers' and mothers' gender-role ideas and fathers' level of participation in general housework has been well documented. Data from a study in 1998 were used to explore specific aspects of this relationship. In particular, fathers' and mothers' genderrole ideas with regard to childcare (childcare ideas) was examined to see whether these ideas influence paternal childcare participation. Specifically, what impact they had on performance of childcare tasks and the time fathers spent with their children. The responses of 38 couples (76 individuals) were analyzed. No statistically significant relationships were found between the variables. The distribution of the data suggests that even though most fathers claimed to have nontraditional childcare ideas, most mothers still performed the great majority of childcare tasks.
Date: May 2001
Creator: Fletcher, Ryan G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from Mrs. B. M. Williams to B. M. Williams, Jr. - February 24, 1907]

Description: Letter from Mrs. B.M. Williams of Gainesville to her son, describing events that have happened at home, including health of family members, the farming business, the weather, and a torrential hail storm. It includes the original envelope, addressed to Mr. B. M. Williams, Jr. in El Paso, Texas.
Date: February 24, 1907
Creator: Williams, Mrs. B. M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

For home and country : Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: Color image of a happy military family. A soldier holds his young son in one arm while embracing his wife with the other. A helmet hangs on a long cord around the soldier's neck. The child smiles and embraces the soldier while the wife admires a medal attached to the soldier's uniform.
Date: 1918
Creator: Orr, Alfred Everitt, 1886-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Prudence Stories

Description: This collection of three original short stories is an excerpt from a novel about an East Texas family whose common bond is the need for a second chance. A preface dealing with the use of setting as a character precedes the short stories.
Date: December 2008
Creator: Coleman, Britta M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

3e Emprunt de la Défense Nationale : souscrivez : pour la France qui combat! Pour celle qui chaque jour grandit.

Description: A bearded man in a blue coat and helmet holds a young child in his arms. In front of him, a mother is seated and breastfeeding an infant. The man and child are illustrated in color, while the image of the mother and infant is a black pencil drawing.
Date: 1917
Creator: Leroux, Jules Marie Auguste, 1871-1954.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Good bye, Dad, I'm off to fight for Old Glory, you buy U.S. gov't bonds" : Third Liberty Loan.

Description: Color illustration of a young man, in uniform holding a rifle, shaking the hand of an elderly man with white hair and beard wearing matching gray pants and vest and a white shirt with a bow tie. There is a landscape of farms in the distance. There is a blue border around the picture.
Date: 1917~
Creator: Harris, Lawrence S.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department