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Valarie King

Department Affiliation:  Sociology and Human Development
Education: Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
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POSITION TITLE:  Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development & Family Studies


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Fathers and Children, Child Well-Being, Divorce, Religion and Family Behavior, Grandparents and Grandchildren, Interpersonal Trust


GRANTS: 

MacArthur Foundation. Principal Investigator. "Rural Grandparents: A Bridge to Opportunity for Grandchildren." (A subproject of "Rural Youth in Transition." Glen H. Elder, Jr., PI). 1997. $20,240.

The Brookdale Foundation. Principal Investigator. "Life Course Determinants and Consequences of Grandparenting." 1998-2000. $105,000.

>National Institutes of Health, NICHD (1 R01 HD043384). Principal Investigator. "Nonresident Father Involvement and Child Well-Being." 2003-2008. $1,419,965.


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE: 

1993-1995: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1995-1996: Research Associate, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

1996-2002: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development & Family Studies; The Pennsylvania State University.

1996-Present: Research Associate, Population Research Institute.

Present: Faculty Affiliate: The Gerontology Center; The Survey Research Center; Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts; Center for Work and Family Research.

2003-Present: Member, The Brookdale Institute on Aging.

2002-Present: Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development & Family Studies; The Pennsylvania State University.


HONORS, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND FELLOWSHIPS: 

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1988-1991

Brookdale Foundation National Fellow, 1998-2000

Associate Editor, Journal of Family Issues, 1999-present

Editorial Board, Journal of Marriage and the Family, 2000-present

Roy C. Buck Award (2000) for "Are Religious Grandparents More Involved Grandparents?" Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 1999, 54B, S317-S328.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

King, V. (2003). The influence of religion on fathers' relationships with their children. Journal of Marriage and Family, 65, 382-395.

King, V. (2003). The legacy of a grandparent's divorce: Consequences for ties between grandparents and grandchildren. Journal of Marriage and Family, 65, 170-183.

King, V. , Silverstein, M. , Elder, G. H. , Bengtson, V. L. , & Conger, R. D. (2003). Relations with grandparents: Rural midwest versus urban southern California. Journal of Family Issues, 24, 1044-1069.

King, V. (2002). Parental divorce and interpersonal trust in adult offspring. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, 642-656.

Elder, G. H. , Conger, R. D. , King, V. , Matthews, L. S. , Mekos, D. , Russell, S. T. , & Shanahan, M. J. (2000). Children of the land: Adversity and success in rural America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

King, V. , Elder, G. H. , & Conger, R. D. (2000). Church, family, and friends. In G. H. Elder & R. D. Conger (Eds.) , Children of the land: Adversity and success in rural America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

King, V. , Elder, G. H. , & Conger, R. D. (2000). Wisdom of ages. In G. H. Elder & R. D. Conger (Eds.) , Children of the land: Adversity and success in rural America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

King, V. , & Elder, G. H. (1999). Are religious grandparents more involved grandparents?. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 54B, S317-S328.

King, V. , & Heard, H. E. (1999). Nonresident father visitation, parental conflict, and mother's satisfaction: What's best for child well-being?. Journal of Marriage & the Family, 61, 385-396.

King, V. , & Elder, G. H. (1998). Perceived self-efficacy and grandparenting. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 53B, S249-S257.

King, V. , & Elder, G. H. (1998). Education and grandparenting roles. Research on Aging, 20, 450-474.

King, V. , Russell, S. T. , & Elder, G. H. (1998). Grandparenting in family systems: An ecological perspective. In M. Szinovacz (Ed.) , Handbook on grandparenthood. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

King, V. , & Elder, G. H. (1997). The legacy of grandparenting: Childhood experiences with grandparents and current involvement with grandchildren. Journal of Marriage & the Family, 59, 848-859.

King, V. , Elder, G. H. , & Whitbeck, L. B. (1997). Religious involvement among rural youth: An ecological and life course perspective. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 7, 431-456.

Elder, G. H. , King, V. , & Conger, R. D. (1996). Attachment to place and migration prospects: A developmental perspective. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 6, 397-425.

Elder, G. H. , King, V. , & Conger, R. D. (1996). Intergenerational continuity and change in rural lives: Historical and developmental insights. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 19, 433-455.

King, V. , & Elder, G. H. (1995). American children view their grandparents, linked lives across three rural generations. Journal of Marriage & the Family, 57, 165-178.

King, V. (1994). Nonresident father involvement and child well-being: Can dads make a difference?. Journal of Family Issues, 15, 78-96.

King, V. (1994). Variation in the consequences of nonresident father involvement for children's well-being. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 56, 963-972.

Book Reviews

King, V. (1992). Review of "Dynamics of Family Development: A Theoretical Perspective" by James M. White. American Journal of Sociology, 98(1), 216-217.


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