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Title: Early father-child interactions and behaviour problems
Author: Domoney, J.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2013
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Many development trajectories leading to maladaptive outcomes begin in infancy and toddlerhood. With more fathers caring for their children from a younger age there is a need to understand the associations between paternal behaviour and child development. This thesis will explore the relationship between father-child interaction and child outcomes in the early years. Part one is a review of the literature looking at the association between father-child interaction in the preschool years and child outcomes across social, behavioural, cognitive and linguistic domains. The key question addressed is, ‘Do father-child interactions in the preschool years predict later child outcomes?’ Part two of the thesis reports findings from a longitudinal cohort study looking at the associations between father-child interactions and child behaviour across the first two years. Specifically, it examines cross-sectional and longitudinal correlations between father-child interaction, infant temperament and externalizing behaviours, including exploring the direction of effects between fathers and their children. Part three is a critical appraisal of the research process which considers the issues that arise in translating complex family dynamics into quantifiable variables, including issues of measurement and researcher subjectivity.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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