Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Gayle Luze

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to expand the current research and literature pertaining to the socioemotional development of children who are underweight and overweight during their early childhood years. Existing research on the effects of socioemotional development of underweight and overweight in early childhood is presented. In addition, comparisons between parental ratings of socioemotional development will be compared for overweight, underweight, and typically weighted children utilizing the Early Head Start data set. Results indicate, caregivers of underweight children reported more depressive symptoms and reported more negative behaviors for their children than parents of overweight or typical weighted children. Implications and future research are discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-727

Copyright Owner

William Roy Henninger

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

68 pages

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