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Analysis of Fathers of Children with Autism

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Title:
Analysis of Fathers of Children with Autism
Creator:
Belser, Joy
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English

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Abstracting ( jstor )
Autistic disorder ( jstor )
Fathers ( jstor )
Mathematics ( jstor )
Mothers ( jstor )
Nursing ( jstor )
Older adults ( jstor )
Scholarly publishing ( jstor )
Social interaction ( jstor )
Social theories ( jstor )
Demography
Fathers
Parents of autistic children
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Undergraduate Honors Thesis

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Abstract:
This paper is a report of a retrospective chart analysis of two studies conducted in 2005 and 2010 by Dr. Elder, Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and her team at the University of Florida. The studies focused on training fathers of children with autism to utilize four components in interacting with their child that the fathers then taught to the mothers. The four components are based on the theory of social reciprocity. The purpose of this retrospective chart analysis is to characterize demographic factors of fathers of children with autism, specifically regarding age and occupation and/or education, and to determine if these findings are consistent with recent literature. Current literature suggests links between older fathers as well as fathers whose jobs have a math or science focus and having a child with autism. Findings from an analysis of the two studies were consistent with the literature in that the fathers were older and many had careers in math or science. ( en )
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Awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Graduated May 7, 2013 magna cum laude. Major: Nursing
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Advisor(s): Dr. Jennifer Elder
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College/School: College of Nursing
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Legacy honors title: Only abstract available from former Honors Program sponsored database.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright Joy Belser. Permission granted to the University of Florida to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.

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Belser 1 Abstract This paper is a report of a retrospective chart analysis of two studies conducted in 2005 and 2010 by Dr. Elder, Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and her team at the University of Florida. The studies focused on training fathers of child ren with autism to utilize four components in interacting with their child that the fathers then taught to the mothers. The four components are based on the theory of social reciprocity. The purpose of this retrospective chart analysis is to characterize d emographic factors of fathers of children with autism, specifically regarding age and occupation and/or education, and to determine if these findings are consistent with recent literature. Current literature suggests links between older fathers as well as fathers whose jobs have a math or science focus and having a child with autism. Findings from an analysis of the two studies were consistent with the literature in that the fathers were older and many had careers in math or science.