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Family Matters The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence

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ISBN-10: 1405162430

ISBN-13: 9781405162432

Edition: 2009

Authors: Gregory C. Elliott, Gregory Elliott

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List price: $69.75
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
What Does It Mean to Matter?
Introduction: A Thought Experiment
Defining Mattering: What It Is
Distinguishing Mattering: What It Is Not
A Similar Construct
Mattering and the Self as Entity
Mattering and the self as Process
Mattering and the Life Course
Mattering in Adolescence
The Structure of the Book
Mattering Matters
Mattering as a Motivator for Behavior
The Motivational Properties of Mattering
Anti-Social Behavior
A contemporary Example: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing
Self-Destructive Behavior
A contemporary Example: Seung-Hui Cho and the Massacre at Virginia Tech
Elaborating the Relationship: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem
Mattering to Family
Researching Mattering: An Overview
Operationalization: The Craft of Measurement
Gathering the Sample
Plan of the Analysis
A Caveat
Reporting the Results of the Analyses
Mattering and Anti-Social Behavior
Theories of Anti-Social Behavior
Relevant Research on Anti-Social Behavior
Preliminary Analysis: The Relationship between Mattering and Self-Esteem
Truancy
Vandalism
Dealing in Contraband
Theft from the Family
Physical Violence
An Additional Mediator: Attitude toward Violence
Preliminary Analysis: Mattering and Attitude toward Violence
Carrying a Weapon
Violence against Others
Mattering and Anti-Social Behavior: Summing It Up
Mattering and Self-Destructive Behavior
Theories of Self-Destructive Behavior
Self-Esteem Again
Llicit Drug Use
Binge Drinking
Suicidal Behavior
An Additional Mediator: Depression
Preliminary Analysis: Mattering to Family and Depression
Suicidal Behavior: Planning Suicide
Suicidal Behavior: Attempted Suicide
Mattering and Self-Destructive Behavior: Summing It Up
Inducing Mattering
The Social-Structural Underpinnings of Mattering
A Different Perspective
Teaching Children That They Matter
Parenting Styles and Mattering to Family
Parenting: It's Not About the Parent
Too Much Mattering?
The Future of Mattering
Appendix Researching Mattering: A Scientific View
The Sample and the Procedure
Measuring Mattering
Measuring Self-Esteem
Measuring the Control Variables
Limitations of the Data Set
Plan of the Analysis
Reporting the Results of the Analyses
A Caveat
References
Index