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Author: Gavazzi, Stephen M.
Resulting in 2 citations.
1. Bartle-Haring, Suzanne
Bryant, Alessandra
Gavazzi, Stephen M.
College Student Persistence: A Focus on Relationships With Parents
Journal of Family Issues published online (27 March 2022): DOI: 10.1177/0192513X211068920.
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): College Degree; Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness

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The purpose of this study was to investigate persistence to degree in a nationally representative sample of college students. The sample included first-generation and/or underrepresented minority students who had ever been enrolled in a 4-year degree program, and specifically focused on relationships with parents to examine if relationship quality had any impact on persistence to degree using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) 1997 dataset. We conducted logistic regression analyses to predict persistence. Predictors included first-generation status, ethnic minority status, sex, family income, family structure, geographic location of home, and relationship with parents. Our most significant finding was that the relationship students had with their parents was more predictive of non-persistence than first-generation status. These results are discussed in terms of their implications for family-based programming for students struggling to persist in college, and the necessity to involve the family in an intentional way throughout the college experience.
Bibliography Citation
Bartle-Haring, Suzanne, Alessandra Bryant and Stephen M. Gavazzi. "College Student Persistence: A Focus on Relationships With Parents." Journal of Family Issues published online (27 March 2022): DOI: 10.1177/0192513X211068920.
2. Day, Randal D.
Gavazzi, Stephen M.
Miller, Richard
van Langeveld, Alisa
Compelling Family Processes
Marriage and Family Review 45,2-3 (April 2009): 116-128.
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Family Formation; Family Studies

This article introduces the idea of family process research and asserts that the study of family processes is an indispensable component of any effort to conceptualize and measure family life. Within this article the family process approach is defined through the use of several domains that categorize core constructs. Further, several key assumptions are identified that form the foundation this family process approach. A related objective of this article advances the notion that family process--oriented research has grown increasingly sophisticated over the years, often in ways that have helped to shape and define the discipline of family science. This article instructs readers about using a family process approach, especially within the context of employing a large national data set such as the NLSY97.

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Bibliography Citation
Day, Randal D., Stephen M. Gavazzi, Richard Miller and Alisa van Langeveld. "Compelling Family Processes." Marriage and Family Review 45,2-3 (April 2009): 116-128.