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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1965. School of Home Economics.


Copyright 1965, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility that a relationship may exist between the food aversions of preschool children and their mothers’ emotional adjustment.The relationship was examined by comparing the mother’s score on the California Test of Personality, Adult, with the number of food aversions manifested by the child.A statement of the child’s food aversions was obtained from the mother, and observations of the child’s aversions were made in the nursery school.An index of emotional stability in the child, obtained by use of a teacher rating device, was utilized to make comparisons between mother-child stability scores and between child stability and food aversion scores.

Advisor:Harold Abel