ERIC Number: ED177767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Family Performance Prediction Study I. Final Report. September 1974-August 1975.
Rosenberg, Steven A.
The paper describes a study of the relationship of personality and family variables to the capacity of 42 families to care for their handicapped infants. The predictor variables included two distinct measures of commitment as well as measures of consensus, resources, boundary permeability and locus of control. Outcome measures were the child's rate of development and teacher ratings of parent performance regarding the child and program activities. Parents and children attended an infant program for 1 hour weekly sessions. Among findings discussed is that commitment to child care and program activities were the most potent predictors of the child's rate of development. Maternal rankings of goals unrelated to family and child goals was consistently the most potent predictor of teacher ratings of maternal performance. Results supported the thesis that parent performance and child development are related to family variables. Among six appendixes are parent interview measures constructed for the study. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.