Date of Award

2008

Publication Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Carlin Miller

Keywords

Social sciences, Psychology

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

The present study examined the parenting role played by fathers in a sample of preschool-aged children at increased risk (n = 5) and low risk (n = 13) of ADHD. Fathers completed a revised version of the PSDQ, the APQ-PR, the PSI-SF, and a Quality of Life inventory. Separate MANOVAs were used to evaluate the relationship between group status and the outcome measures of parenting styles, strategies, and stress. Results indicated that group membership was not associated with parenting strategies or parenting styles endorsed by fathers. Lastly, separate ANCOVAs were used to determine whether fathers of at-risk children had higher parenting stress (PSI) or higher stress unrelated to parenting (QLI) after accounting for effects of authoritarian parenting style. Authoritarian parenting style was not related to group status for either parenting stress, or general stress. These data support the notion that fathers employ different parenting styles and strategies than mothers.

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