Navigation Links
Does dinner make a strong family, or does a strong family make dinner?
Date:5/29/2012

ITHACA, N.Y. The family meal is often touted and encouraged for its social and health benefits, but a new Cornell University study questions the nature of this association, finding that the perceived benefits may not be as strong or as lasting once a number of factors are controlled for.

"We find that most of the association between family meals and teen well-being is due to other aspects of the family environment. Analyses that follow children over time lend even weaker evidence for causal effects of family meals on adolescent and young adult well-being," said Kelly Musick, associate professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell and lead author of "Assessing Causality and Persistence in Associations Between Family Dinners and Adolescent Well-Being," to be published in the June edition of the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Musick and co-author Ann Meier, associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, found that the ability to manage a regular family dinner is in part facilitated by family resources such as time and money, and in part a proxy for other family characteristics, including time together, closeness, and communication. Families with both biological parents present, a non-employed mother, higher income, and better family relationships ate together more frequently. Controlling for the quality of family relationships in particular explained much of the family dinner's association with teen depressive symptoms, substance use, and delinquency three factors typically examined in family meal studies. Only some of these associations held up to analyses of adolescent outcomes over time.

The study accounts for aspects of the family environment that differentiate families on the basis of how often they eat together, and it's the first to use a fixed-effects approach that focuses on how changes in family dinners relate to changes in adolescent outcom
'/>"/>

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-7701
Cornell University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ASGE holds Crystal Awards Dinner as part of Digestive Disease Week
2. Dinner to honor icons of military medicine
3. ASGE and ASGE Foundation hold Crystal Awards dinner at Digestive Disease Week
4. Emmy-Award Winning Actress Susan Lucci to Receive Philanthropic Leadership Award at 7th Annual Cure for Sure Dinner
5. New Book Offers Final Answer to 'What's for Dinner?' for People with Diabetes and Those Who Love Them
6. Dream Dinners Launches Nationwide Program to Help Families Eat Healthier
7. Americans Want Uncle Sams Help Putting Healthy Foods on Their Dinner Table
8. Put Some Fiesta Into Dinner - Sam's Club Adds New Spanish Red Wine From Torres Winery
9. Six Other E. colis Could Be Lurking In Your Valentine Days Dinner
10. Military Marriages Stay Strong in Face of Challenges: Study
11. Symptomatic behaviour in childhood strongly predicts psychiatric treatment as a young adult
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive program that teaches ... chronic peripheral neuropathy without medications. This program ... relieving symptoms of peripheral neuropathy , including numbness, ... reveals in its review that this home treatment program ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... According to the new market research ... Systems, and Naval Systems) - Global Forecasts and Analysis ... Surveillance Radar market are estimated to be $6.08 billion ... of 5.97% to reach $8.61 billion by 2020. , ... figures spread through 161 pages and in-depth TOC on ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... The Chicken Egg Production industry ... buoyed by stable demand for industry products as well ... a relatively affordable staple for most families across Canada; ... in line with the size of the population,” according ... new specialty egg products with enriched qualities, such as ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... The rise in the number of mobility devices ... architectures to suit the upsurge. Virtualization has become a ... storage technologies. The data traffic has increased by several ... has resulted in larger and more complex networks. These ... SDN market. , The North American (NA) region is ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market by ... Drug-Eluting), Catheter (IVUS, OCT), IVC Filter ... to 2018" analyzes and studies the ... in the U.S. and Canada. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Peripheral Neuropathy Program Review Exposes Randall Labrum's Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Program – Vkool.com 2Health News:The Peripheral Neuropathy Program Review Exposes Randall Labrum's Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Program – Vkool.com 3Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Security and Surveillance Radar Market Estimated to Reach $8.61 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Chicken Egg Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Chicken Egg Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:North America Software Defined Network (SDN) Market Worth $1,443.8 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 5Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... loss to Argentina in a World Cup match in 1998 ... by 27 per cent. The fact that extreme stress and ... known to almost everyone.However, research carried out at the ... Argentina during the 1998 World Cup has provided further evidence ...
... The number of people suffering from spine problems is on ... disc and spinal canal stenosis. Herniated disc is more common ... spinal canal stenosis is common among// older people. Hitherto, both ... an incision of about 12cms to be made and the ...
... of the main concerns of teenagers heading back to school ... UT Southwestern Medical Center say that stress is one of ... stress produces increased secretion of the hormone androgen //which results ... likely to suffer from acne due to the hormonal changes ...
... new study involving twenty mothers and their full-term infants, ... regular sleep cycle. ,Dr. Sari Goldstein from Tel ... the perinatal // period helps infants coordinate their circadian ... clock that helps humans and other beings adjust to ...
... shown that smoking leads to damage of the protective reflexes ... from flowing back into the hroat and smoking causes damage ... chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as ... by imaging the relex area before and after cigarettes. The ...
... study on both mice and humans are showing why some people ... that if you eat a fatty meal or snack - a ... cholesterol you absorb is strongly influenced by your genes. Experts know ... high fat diet is bad for you. But little has been ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Research and Markets  has ... Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... needle is a hollow needle commonly used with a ... to extract fluids from it. A hypodermic needle is ... substances that cannot be ingested. Hypodermic needles are broadly ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 ... Market Research "Endoscopy Devices Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic Operative Devices, ... Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013-2019" the global endoscopy devices ... and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... value of USD 36.9 billion in 2019. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") ... to end the option held by Biotie to purchase ... development of NRL-1 (intranasal diazepam) for pediatric and adult ... Over the past year, Biotie has advanced the development ... for the pivotal clinical work required for NDA submission ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 6Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3
... Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or ... operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and ... it has signed an Memorandum of Understating ("MOU") ... Electric International Operations Company, Inc. and GE Medical ...
... 2011 China Nuvo Solar Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: CNUV) ... with Tandem Receivable Solutions to a western distributorship. Tandem, ... committed to assisting the Company from sales through collections ... Tom Toland, CEO of SurgLine stated, "As business ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Concord Medical and GE Healthcare Sign MOU for Preferred Partnership in China 2China Nuvo Solar Target Acquisition SurgLine Announces Agreement With Western U.S. Distributor 2China Nuvo Solar Target Acquisition SurgLine Announces Agreement With Western U.S. Distributor 3
The only solution for in-line digital measurement...
A highly precise stereotactic radiosurgery system for the treatment of intra-cranial lesions....
Clinac EX Platinum accelerators offer all the high performance features of the EX series and come with the latest high-precision dose sculpting technology for advanced tumor control....
... accelerators are true high-performance ... multileaf collimation and electronic ... enable you to perform ... IMRT treatments, as well ...
Medicine Products: