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Activative Fathering, Children's Self-Regulation, and Social Skills


Abstract This study investigated father-child Activation Theory and the impact of activative fathering on children's dysregulation and social skills. The sample followed 145 families of typically developing children across ages 4 to 6. Fathering and mothering behaviors were coded via naturalistic observations at child age 4, children's dysregulation was coded during a laboratory puzzle task at age 5, and children's social skills were rated by parents and teachers at age 6. Results found support for a constellation of activative fathering behaviors unique to father-child interactions. Activative fathering, net of mothering behaviors, predicted decreased behavioral dysregulation one year later. Support was not found for moderation of the r... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Stevenson, Matthew Mark (Author) / Crnic, Keith (Advisor) / Dishion, Thomas (Committee member) / Bradley, Robert (Committee member) / Eisenberg, Nancy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / Developmental psychology / Activation Theory / Child Social Development / Emotion Regulation / Father-Child Relationships / Fathering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 115 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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