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Sending children to camp: An analysis of decision‐making by family income.

Objectives: This study sought to (a) identify the factors most salient toparents when sending their child to summer camp, (b) examine family members'roles in the camp decision‐making process, and (c) compare both by income andother family contextual factors in a sample of parents with a child whoenrolled and participated in a summer camp experience. Methods: [Read More...]

2023-06-22T14:00:16-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Influence of family factors on service members’ decisions to leave the military.

Background: Service member retention is a crucial aspect in maintainingand advancing the U.S. military and its mission. To increase retention, it isimportant to understand why active duty personnel voluntarily leave whilethey are still highly qualified. For married service members, spouses likelyinfluence the decision to stay or leave military service. Objective: Thecurrent study used data from [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:51:21-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Translating Discovery Science. Improving self‐efficacy in grandparents raising grandchildren: Results from a strengths‐based education intervention.

Background: Custodial grandparents often protect against childhood traumaand promote resilience in their grandchildren. In this role, grandparentsface many challenges and may lack confidence in their parenting abilities.Increasing grandparent self‐efficacy may help promote grandfamily resilience.Yet few interventions exist to help grandparents adapt to challenges faced asprimary parenting figures for grandchildren. Objective: The purpose of thisstudy was [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:36:41-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Emerging Ideas: The near invisibility of Native Americans and their families within the flagship journals of family science.

Objective: To assess the family science literature's focus on NativeAmericans and their families through articles published in the flagshipjournals of the National Council on Family Relations. Background:Historically, Native Americans and their families have been underrepresentedin the social sciences literature. Scholars have attributed this nearinvisibility to shifting census categories, underrepresentation in samples,and residence in more rural [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:13:00-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Working parents’ right to childcare in Chile

Objective: This article examines Chilean working parents' perceptionsabout the right to childcare, care needs, and the future of this right.Background: There is widespread debate about working parents' care strategiesand their capacity to reconcile work and family. Latin American studies haveconcentrated on welfare regimens, social protection policies, and flexibilityin the labor market. However, few studies have [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:04:48-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

PROMIS Pediatric Psychological Stress Measure: Validity for immigrant Latino youth

Objective: This study assesses the psychometric properties of the four‐and eight‐item versions of the Patient‐Reported Outcomes MeasurementInformation System (PROMIS) Pediatric Psychological Stress Measure (PPSM) foruse with Latino immigrant adolescents. Background: Immigrant Latino youth areexposed to numerous stressors that can have consequences affecting healthwell into adulthood. However, few studies have assessed the suitability ofpsychosocial measures for [Read More...]

2023-06-22T11:02:40-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Emerging Ideas. Families Together: Supporting family resilience during the COVID‐19 pandemic

Objective: This study evaluated a rapidly developed program designed tosupport family resilience during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Background: Groundedin Walsh's family resilience framework, Families Tackling Tough TimesTogether (FT) disseminated weekly evidence‐informed content through a publicFacebook group, partner organizations, and on a dedicated website. Method:Facebook and website analytics and weekly brief usage surveys (n with atleast one [Read More...]

2023-06-22T11:00:50-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Negotiating business and family demands: the response strategies of highly educated Indian female entrepreneurs.

This study explores how highly educated Indian women entrepreneurs prioritize and manage the work and family role boundaries. It also explores whether boundary management strategies vary based on motherhood and business stages. We explored these issues by interviewing twenty-five financially successful well-educated women entrepreneurs from five cities (Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Cochin) in India. [Read More...]

2023-06-08T13:59:44-04:00June 8th, 2023|

The Right to Disconnect

Constant connectivity harms employees’ work-life balance and mental health. Better labor policy and remote work legislation can help meet the needs of people and organizations.

2023-06-01T11:43:55-04:00June 1st, 2023|
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