College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science

FSOS professor honored

Joyce Serido, associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Family Social Science, is a member of the team that has been selected to receive the Best Family Financial Well-Being Paper Award from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

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According to the Journal of Family and Economic Issues, “…each year, the Family Financial Well-Being Focus Group of NCFR conducts a search of articles published during the previous year and selects one paper to receive its prestigious award. This annual award recognizes outstanding scholarship that examines the intricate connection between finances and family well-being.” 

Family Financial Well-Being focus group members canvased 22 journals and identified 56 high-quality papers that address both family and economic/financial issues and chose “Romantic attachment orientations, financial behaviors, and life outcomes among young adults: A mediating analysis of a college cohort,” published in the January 2020 issue of Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

Serido’s co-authors are Xiaomin Li (Hong Kong Polytech U), Melissa Curran (U of Arizona), Ashley LeBaron (BYU), and Soyeon Shim (U of Wisconsin-Madison), and their paper draws from research on which they have collaborated, APLUS, the first ever longitudinal study to examine the connection between finances and well-being, how young people develop financial behaviors and how those behaviors relate to financial capability and well-being as adults.