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Incarceration and the Family Environment: Examining the Influence on Child and Adolescent Behavior

Whalen, Mathilde
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Whalen, Mathilde
Advisor
Loper, Ann
Abstract
This dissertation presents a line of research that expands the current literature on the impact of family member incarceration by specifically focusing on how family dynamics and youth behavioral outcomes are influenced. Within this line of studies, I first examine historical reports of childhood adversity and antisocial behaviors among adult offenders who grew up as children of a parent who was arrested or incarcerated; second, I explore the impact of family relationships and household member incarceration on teenage pregnancy; finally, I evaluate the impact of maternal communication patterns and parental incarceration on negative sexual health outcomes, including sexual activity, teenage pregnancy, contraceptive use, and history of sexually transmitted diseases.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, PHD, 2014
Published Date
2014-06-25
Degree
PHD
Rights
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository

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