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Title:The effect of child disability/delay status and functional abilities on father involvement: an application of propensity score analysis
Author(s):Laxman, Daniel
Director of Research:McBride, Brent A.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):McBride, Brent A.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Mangelsdorf, Sarah C.; McElwain, Nancy L.; Pleck, Joseph; Santos Gilbertz, Rosa Milagros
Department / Program:Human & Community Development
Discipline:Human & Community Development
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Father involvement
Children with disabilities
Disability Severity
Children's functional abilities
Propensity score analysis
Families of children with disabilities
Abstract:Past research on father involvement with children with disabilities/delays has been limited to observational/correlational studies that do not provide estimates of causal effects. Propensity score analysis was used to estimate the causal effect of child disability/delay status on father routine caregiving, literacy, play, and responsive caregiving involvement. The association between functional abilities and father involvement was also explored. Results indicate child disability/delay status influences father involvement early on and that changes in early levels of involvement are carried forward across the first four years of the child's life. The association between functional abilities and father involvement was less clear. Implications for future research and intervention work are discussed.
Issue Date:2014-09-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Daniel James Laxman
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-16
Date Deposited:2014-08

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