Fathers as informants of children’s fears and worries

Campbell, Marilyn & Gilmore, Linda (2009) Fathers as informants of children’s fears and worries. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 8(2).

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The recognition of excessive fears and worries in children is important for early intervention. Despite current knowledge about the important contribution fathers make to their children’s emotional, social and cognitive development, more emphasis is often given to the views of mothers in both research and practice. This paper reports on a community study of 220 families. Fathers, mothers and children reported on children’s fears and worries using three different methods. While father and mother ratings were moderately correlated on two of the measures, there was relatively poor parent-child agreement. Implications for the role of fathers in the assessment of childhood fears and worries are discussed.

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ID Code: 27235
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see Official URL).
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Keywords: children, fears, worries, fathers, anxiety
ISSN: 1446-7984
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Auseinet
Deposited On: 06 Sep 2009 22:53
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 04:59

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