Jean Gerard

Education

M.S., Human Ecology (Family Studies Specialization), University of Tennessee
Ph.D., Human Ecology (Family Studies Specialization), University of Tennessee, 2000

Position

Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty Member

Research Interests

  • Risk and resilience in adolescence
  • Social contexts of youth and adolescent mental health
  • Parent-child relations

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Preadolescents & Adolescents in Family and Community; Family Interaction; Research Methods; Contemporary Marriages and Families

Graduate: Research Methods; Family Studies

Publications

Gerard, J. M., & Booth, M. Z. (2015). Family and school influences on adolescents' maladjustment: The moderating role of youth hopefulness and aspirations for the future. Journal of Adolescence, 44, 1-16.

Booth, M. Z., Frey, C., Collet, B., Curran, E. M., Gerard, J. M., & Bartimole, J. (2014). Ethnic identity, gender, and adolescent attitude toward school: Adaptive perspectives in diverse settings. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 26 (2), 3-27.

Buehler, C. & Gerard, J. M. (2013). Cumulative family risk predicts increases in adjustment difficulties across early adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42 (6), 905-920.

Booth, M. Z., & Gerard, J. M. (2012). Adolescents' stage-environment fit in middle and high school: The relationship between students' perceptions of their schools and themselves. Youth and Society, 46, 735-755. Published online before print June 19, doi 10.1177/0044118X12451276.

Booth, M.Z., & Gerard, J. (2011). Self-esteem and academic achievement: A comparative study of adolescents in British and American schools. Compare, 41 (5), 629-648.

Stacks, A. M., Oshio, T., Gerard, J. M., & Roe, J. R. (2009). The moderating effect of parental warmth on the association between spanking and child aggression: A longitudinal approach. Infant and Child Development, 18, 178-194.

Benson, M. J., Buehler, C., & Gerard, J. M. (2008). Interparental hostility and early adolescent problem behavior: Spillover via maternal acceptance, harshness, inconsistency, and intrusiveness. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 28, 428-454.

Buehler, C., Benson, M. J., & Gerard, J. M. (2006). Interparental hostility and early adolescent problem behavior: The mediating role of specific aspects of parenting. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 16, 265-292.

Gerard, J. M., Krishnakumar, A., & Buehler, C. (2006). Marital conflict, parent-child relations, and youth maladjustment: A longitudinal investigation of spillover effects. Journal of Family Issues, 27, 951-975.

Gerard, J. M., Landry-Meyer, L, & Guzell-Roe, J. R. (2006). Grandparents raising grandchildren: The role of social support in coping with caregiver challenges. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 62, 359-383.

Gerard, J. M., & Buehler, C., Franck, K., & Anderson, O. (2005). In the eyes of the beholder: Cognitive appraisals as mediators of the associations between interparental conflict and youth maladjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 376-384.

Guzell-Roe, J. R., Gerard, J. M.., & Landry-Meyer, L. (2005). Custodial grandparents’ perceived control over caregiving outcomes: Raising children the second time around. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 3, 43-62.

Landry-Meyer, L., Gerard, J. M., & Guzell, J. R. (2005). Caregiver stress among grandparents raising grandchildren: The functional role of social support. Marriage and Family Review, 37, 171-190. Co-published in R. K. Caputo (Ed.), Challenges of aging on U.S. families: Policy and practice implications.

Gerard, J. M., & Buehler, C. (2004). Cumulative environmental risk and youth problem behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family, 66, 702-720.

Gerard, J. M., & Buehler, C. (2004). Cumulative environmental risk and youth maladjustment: The role of youth attributes. Child Development, 75, 1832-1849.

Coulter, F. W., Goin, R. P., & Gerard, J. M. (2004). Assessing the needs of graduate students: The role of graduate student organizations. Educational Research Quarterly, 28, 15-26.

Buehler, C., & Gerard, J. M. (2002). Marital conflict, ineffective parenting, and children’s and adolescents' maladjustment. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, 78-92.

Gerard, J. M. & Buehler, C. (1999). Multiple risk factors in the family environment and youth problem behaviors. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 61, 343-361.

Buehler, C. Krishnakumar, A., Stone, G. Pemberton, S., Gerard, J., & Barber, B. (1998). Interparental conflict styles and youth problem behaviors: A two-sample replication study. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 60, 119-132.

Buehler, C., Anthony, C., Krishnakumar, A., Stone, G., Gerard, J., & Pemberton, S. (1997). Interparental conflict and youth problem behaviors: A meta-analysis. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 6, 233-247.

Buehler, C., & Gerard, J. M. (1995). Divorce law in the United States: A focus on child custody. Family Relations, 44, 439-458.