Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
Henry B. Biller
The present study was undertaken to provide information on the relationship between father involvement and multiple dimensions of a child's self-concept. The Father Involvement Scale (FIS), a measure of father involvement and substitute father involvement, was constructed for use in this research. Included in the study were 104 sixth and seventh grade middle school children (ages 11-14). Each were administered the Multidimensional Self Concept Scale (Bracken, 1994). Scores from the FIS were used to divide the participants into four groups. Results from a MANOVA yielded a significant main effect for substitute father involvement, but not father involvement. Potential reasons for these findings are discussed. Psychometric properties of The FIS show initial promise, and potential applications for this scale are discussed.
Lopez Kimpton, Jon, "THE FATHER'S ROLE IN SELF-CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT" (1997). Open Access Dissertations. Paper 1093.