Windish and Wachob Publish on How Parent Stress Impacts Child Health

Posted on 2/27/2017 1:51:35 PM

Lance Windish, a recent graduate in the MEd in Health and Physical Education program, and David Wachob, Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published an article titled “Homeschooling Parent Stress Levels and Its Association with the Mental and Physical Health of Their Children” in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society.

The purpose of this thesis study was to investigate the association between perceived home school parental stress levels and the mental and physical health of their children. It was determined that overall stress levels of homeschooling families are relatively low when compared to national averages. It was also determined that a positive relationship was found between the parents and their children’s stress levels. No relationships were found between physical fitness levels and stress levels in either sample.  

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