Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Open Access Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Restricted Access Subscription Access

The Relationship between Father Involvement with Growth and Social-Emotional Development in Preschool Children


Affiliations
1 Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
2 Department of Child and Maternity Nursing, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
3 Department of Psychiatric and Community Nursing, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
     

   Subscribe/Renew Journal


Background:Growth and social-emotional development in preschool children must have cared for parents. Although evidence exists of the association between them, especially mothers’ involvement, only a few studies have examined fathers’ involvement in parenting.

Method:This research uses Cross sectional study design. It has 106 pairs of fathers and preschool age children selected using consecutive sampling technique. Those fathers complete the questionnaire on father’s involvement in parenting and questionnaire on Age Stages Questionnaire Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) based on their child’s age. Furthermore, the Z-score is calculated based on the child’s Body Weight/Body Height index to assess their growth. The data are analyzed using chi-square test at significance level of p<0.05.

Result:Father’s involvement in parenting is relatively good at 51.9%. In terms of child growth based on the calculation of Z-score from Body Weight/Body Height index, 77.4% of the children are found to have normal growth. Most of the children have the risk of experiencing socio-emotional issues at 58.5%. In terms of the association between father’s involvement in parenting and preschool children’s growth,a value of p>0.05 is obtained, and in terms of the association between father’s involvement in parenting and socio-emotional development of preschool children,a value of p<0.05 is obtained.

Conclusion:This research finds that father’s involvement in parenting is not associated with preschool age children’s growth,yet it has a significant association with preschool age children’s socio-emotional development.


Keywords

Father Involvement, Parenting, Growth, Social-Emotional, Preschool.
Subscription Login to verify subscription
User
Notifications
Font Size


Abstract Views: 107

PDF Views: 0




  • The Relationship between Father Involvement with Growth and Social-Emotional Development in Preschool Children

Abstract Views: 107  |  PDF Views: 0

Authors

Nur Hijrah Tiala
Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Fitri Haryanti
Department of Child and Maternity Nursing, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Akhmadi
Department of Psychiatric and Community Nursing, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Abstract


Background:Growth and social-emotional development in preschool children must have cared for parents. Although evidence exists of the association between them, especially mothers’ involvement, only a few studies have examined fathers’ involvement in parenting.

Method:This research uses Cross sectional study design. It has 106 pairs of fathers and preschool age children selected using consecutive sampling technique. Those fathers complete the questionnaire on father’s involvement in parenting and questionnaire on Age Stages Questionnaire Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) based on their child’s age. Furthermore, the Z-score is calculated based on the child’s Body Weight/Body Height index to assess their growth. The data are analyzed using chi-square test at significance level of p<0.05.

Result:Father’s involvement in parenting is relatively good at 51.9%. In terms of child growth based on the calculation of Z-score from Body Weight/Body Height index, 77.4% of the children are found to have normal growth. Most of the children have the risk of experiencing socio-emotional issues at 58.5%. In terms of the association between father’s involvement in parenting and preschool children’s growth,a value of p>0.05 is obtained, and in terms of the association between father’s involvement in parenting and socio-emotional development of preschool children,a value of p<0.05 is obtained.

Conclusion:This research finds that father’s involvement in parenting is not associated with preschool age children’s growth,yet it has a significant association with preschool age children’s socio-emotional development.


Keywords


Father Involvement, Parenting, Growth, Social-Emotional, Preschool.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F195054