The mediating effects of hope and neighborhood connectedness and the impact of perceived maternal figure support and adolescents’ discipline at school

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dc.contributor Burnham, Joy J.
dc.contributor Bolland, Anneliese
dc.contributor Godfrey, Ann C.
dc.contributor.advisor Tomek, Sara
dc.contributor.advisor McDaniel, Sara
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Keisha
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-01T14:23:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-01T14:23:53Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003299
dc.identifier.other Wilson_alatus_0004D_13758
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6112
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Research has demonstrated the importance of family, peer, and community relationships as they relate to adolescents’ development (Crockett et al., 2012; Mann, Kristjansson, Sigfusdottir, & Smith, 2015; Pinquart, 2017: Piquero & Brame, 2008; Wallace et al., 2008). This study investigated adolescents’ perception of support and if their level of support influenced their behavior at school. In particular, this study investigated if adolescents’ perceived maternal figure support predicted their levels of discipline infractions at school. Additionally, variables such as hope, neighborhood connectedness, and gender was investigated to determine if such variables could influence the potential relationship between adolescents’ perception of maternal figure support and their level of discipline infractions at school. The sample size for this study consisted of 800 8th graders who participated in the Mobile Youth Survey from 2006-2009. Two sources of data were used in the present study: Mobile Youth Survey (MYS) was used to identify adolescents’ support systems and the MYS discipline data from the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) school records was used to determine adolescents’ level of discipline infractions at school. Results from the study showed that there was no significant relationship between maternal figure support and adolescents’ levels of discipline at school. However, results indicate that maternal figure support was a significant predictor of hope and hope significantly predict adolescents’ level of discipline infractions at school. Furthermore, findings also reveal that maternal figure support significantly predict neighborhood connectedness. Conversely, neighborhood connectedness did not significantly predict adolescents’ level of discipline infractions at school. When addressing potential gender differences within the mediating effects of hope, neighborhood connectedness, and the relationship between maternal figure support and adolescents’ levels of discipline infractions, results conclude that gender did not significantly influence the moderated interaction models for hope and neighborhood connectedness.
dc.format.extent 141 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.subject.other Education
dc.subject.other Social structure
dc.title The mediating effects of hope and neighborhood connectedness and the impact of perceived maternal figure support and adolescents’ discipline at school
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Research (Educational Psychology)
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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