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作者 Howard, Kimberly Sue
書名 What about dad? Adjusting to parenting and facilitating children's development
國際標準書號 9780542724831
book jacket
說明 78 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-06, Section: B, page: 3482
Adviser: John G. Borkowski
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Notre Dame, 2006
The present study used latent growth curve modeling to examine trajectories of parenting attitudes among fathers with young children. Eighty-seven men were recruited to participate in a longitudinal study of fatherhood. Information was obtained regarding their personal demographic factors, histories of child maltreatment, socioemotional functioning, and parenting attitudes and beliefs over the first 24 months of their children's lives. Results showed that fathers who had experienced abuse or neglect as children had less positive attitudes about parenting. In addition, at each time of measurement, fathers' socioemotional functioning was related to their parenting attitudes. Life stress and externalizing behaviors were associated with less optimal parenting attitudes, whereas fathers with higher-self efficacy were more likely to have more positive attitudes toward parenting. Finally, fathers who had more positive parenting beliefs had children with greater levels of sustained attention at 24 months. These findings have implications for developing theories of fatherhood that take into account multiple factors that influence both fathers and their children's development
School code: 0165
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-06B
主題 Psychology, Social
Psychology, Developmental
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Alt Author University of Notre Dame
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