Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

Psychology

Date of Award

12-2004

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Otto Zinser

Committee Members

David J. Marx, Roger C. Bailey

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships among the following perspectives: perception of family disharmony, parent-child relationships, disharmonious family relationships, and adolescent cigarette smoking. Participants from a southeastern university reported about whether they smoke daily, weekly, monthly, never, or no longer smoke. The independent variable was smoking status of participants. Four to eight rating scales served as dependent variables for the three perspectives. Independent groups (smoking status) multivariate analyses of variance with unequal cell sizes were performed on the rating scale measures. Because none of the comparison tests were significant, the results were interpreted to suggest that no association between perception of family disharmony, parent-child relationships, disharmonious family relationships, and adolescent cigarette smoking exists.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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