Background: There is little literature that has explored the paternal role among children with intellectual disabilities. The aim of the study is to characterise parental attitudes and styles of fathers of children with intellectual disabilities, and to analyse their relation to the children's adaptive behaviour. Method: Eighty-three families (fathers and mothers) answered self-report questionnaires, which assessed parenting styles and attitudes, as well as an adaptive behaviour questionnaire about their children with intellectual disabilities between 4 and 18 years of age. Results: Both parents have a tendency towards an authoritative style of parenting. Fathers (versus mothers) perceive greater parental support but are less involved in their children's lives. Among fathers, the authoritative style was a significant contributor to the child's adaptive behaviour, above and beyond the mother's contribution. Conclusions: Studies about parenting should include both mothers and fathers, as paternal parenting styles and attitudes are related to children's adaptive behaviour.
|Publicación||Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities|
|Estado||Publicada - 2021|
Nota bibliográficaFunding Information:
This work was funded by the Fondo de Apoyo a la Investigación de Área Temática Prioritaria (FAI ATP), grant number: INV‐AT‐2017‐39, from Universidad de los Andes, Chile. This work was supported by the ANID Millennium Science Initiative Program Code ICS2019_024.
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