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ERIC Number: EJ912140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
Mothers' Involvement in Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss: The Role of Maternal Characteristics and Context-Based Perceptions
Ingber, Sara; Al-Yagon, Michal; Dromi, Esther
Journal of Early Intervention, v32 n5 p351-369 Dec 2010
This study examined the contribution of a model of maternal characteristics in explaining mothers' involvement in the early intervention of their 1- to 7-year-old children with hearing loss. The model of maternal factors affecting mothers' involvement in intervention comprised (a) four personal characteristics conceived as exogenous variables (anxiety, curiosity, anger, and motivation) and (b) two maternal context-based perceptions conceived as mediating variables (pessimism about their children's potentials and informal social support). The sample included 114 mother-child dyads (67 boys, 47 girls) who attended the Kesher early intervention program in Israel. Path analysis indicated a high fit between the theoretical model and the empirical findings. Discussion focused on understanding the unique value of mothers' characteristics for their involvement in their children's early intervention programs. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Resources and Stress