ERIC Number: ED268705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Personality Measurement in Fathers of Mentally Retarded and Emotionally Disturbed Children.
Cacioppo, Benjamin F.; Wood, William D.
This study reexamined investigations by M. Erickson, W. Miller and W. Keirn, who tested a "stress reaction hypothesis" by comparing MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) profiles of 25 fathers of mentally retarded (MR), emotionally and behaviorally disturbed (ED), and non-clinic (N) children (6-16 years old). The finding of the earlier studies that fathers of young MR and ED children do not differ was not fully confirmed when fathers of children aged 6-16 years were sampled. Results indicated that an overall difference did exist among the three groups but did not reach clinical significance. Most differences found were between fathers of ED and MR children. The earlier conclusion that fathers of young ED and MR children are likely more stressed than those of N children was not confirmed with samples of fathers of older children. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).