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Discrepancies between Parent and Adolescent Responses to Survey Questions

dc.contributor.advisorMulvaney, Shelagh
dc.contributor.advisorWallston, Kenneth A.
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Joanna R.
dc.descriptionAs adolescents reach a certain age they shift from parental oversight of their diabetes care to self-management. This paper looks at the discrepancies between the adolescents and their parents during this period. This paper was written for PSY 2990:Honors Research, taught by Professor Craig Smith. Powerpoint presentation accompanies thesis.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the congruency of adolescent and parent perceptions of adolescent diabetes self-management and problem solving. Survey responses were collected from 115 adolescent- parent dyads. Parents' and adolescents' responses to problem solving and self-management surveys were studied to determine the agreement between their responses and the relationship to the adolescents' hemoglobin A1c, age and gender. Simple discrepancy scores were computed for each dyad for each questionnaire and were calculated by subtracting the mean child score for each item from the mean parent score for the same item, then summing over the items. A squared discrepancy score was also calculated for each dyad per survey to magnify the discrepancy results. Bivariate correlations were run for the four discrepancy scores along with A1c, child's gender and age. The results indicate that while no variables were significantly related with A1c, there was a high correlation between the parent and adolescent scores.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.subjectType I Diabetesen_US
dc.subjectproblem solvingen_US
dc.subject.lcshDiabetes in adolescence -- Patientsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDiabetics -- Family relationshipsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDiabetes in adolescence -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSelf-care, Healthen_US
dc.titleDiscrepancies between Parent and Adolescent Responses to Survey Questionsen_US
dc.title.alternativeParent and adolescent discrepancyen_US
dc.description.collegePeabody Collegeen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychology and Human Developmenten_US

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