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ERIC Number: EJ953042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Fathers' Marital Satisfaction and Their Involvement with Their Child with Disabilities
Bragiel, Jozefa; Kaniok, Przemyslaw E.
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v26 n3 p395-404 2011
The study examines whether fathers' "marital satisfaction"--that is, relationships within the parents' marriage--is correlated with their involvement with their child with disabilities. Data were collected from 243 Polish fathers who were married and who had at least one child with disabilities. The issue was assessed by two measures, "the Marital Satisfaction Scale" and "the Father Involvement Scale". The results show that fathers' marital satisfaction is significantly (p less than 0.01) correlated with their involvement with their child with disabilities in four of its five components defined for the purpose of this research: "interest in the child's life", "care", "education" and "rehabilitation". Marital satisfaction is less significantly (p greater than 0.05) correlated with the fifth component of fathers' involvement with their child with disabilities, "active help in achieving independence by their children". (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland