The influence of stress, income status, and expenditures on families in economic crisis.

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dc.contributor.author Alkhiary, Adnan Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-12T20:55:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-12T20:55:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/12024
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis was to examine how financial stressors influence family well-being. The specific thrust of this thesis was to examine if and how family well-being is influenced by financial stressors caused by the current economic crisis through an adaptation of Hills ABC-X Mosel (1949) known as the ABCE-WB Model. The ABC-X Model was adapted first by White (2007) who substituted the X—crisis element with the WB- well-being item. I added a new element to this model known as E—family expenditures. The data used in this thesis were gleaned from research conducted by Knowledge Networks on behalf of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research. The study was titled: Familial Responses to Financial Instability, How the Family Responds to Economic Pressure: A Comparative Study, 2009. In consisted of nationally representative a (multivariate) address the central hypotheses of this weighted a sample of 1,169 respondents. Analyses included simple correlations (bivariate) and hierarchical analyses investigation that explored what was the relation shop between the resources, perceptions, and expenditures a family had available to them in the current economic crisis and their well-being. The results indicate that approximately 22.4% of the variance in well-being could be explained by the elements in the ABCE-WB Model. In addition, there were several important relationships that were revealed between the predictors and the outcome measures individually. Overall, the efficacy and utility of the ABCE-WB Model was upheld by the results. Based on these findings future use of the ABCE-WB Model holds promise. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Well-being en_US
dc.subject Financial crisis en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Expenditures en_US
dc.title The influence of stress, income status, and expenditures on families in economic crisis. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Family Studies and Human Services en_US
dc.description.advisor Farrell J. Webb en_US
dc.description.advisor Farrell J. Webb en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics (0501) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Finance (0508) en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology (0626) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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