Master's Theses


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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of this study was to explore the effects on a family when a child experiences traumatic brain injury. The subjects were four family members from a small Kansas town. The subjects were tested with the Family Environment Scale (2nd Ed., FES) (Moos and Moos, 1986). The test instrument was used to measure how the family viewed their family environment. The responses were analyzed using the mean, the range, and T scores. The results of the study indicated that Subject A was affected in numerous areas of family environment. Subject A was affected in the areas of cohesion, expressiveness, conflict, independence, achievement orientation, intellectual-cultural orientation, active-recreational orientation, moral religious emphasis, and control. Subject B was affected in the area of control. Subject C was affected in the area of moral religious emphasis. Subject D was affected in the areas of active recreational orientation and organization.


Michael Kallam

Date of Award

Fall 1998

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1998 Janis I. Schneider


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