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Impact of Social Supports on Psychological Well Being. Barbra Bentley Qiana Cryer Danielle Fuller Tessa Mattie Alesha Oesterbo Briana Quinlan. Background and Theory. Definition of fatherhood has shifted. Research tends to be biased. More Research is Needed! For Clarification

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Impact of social supports on psychological well being

Impact of Social Supports on Psychological Well Being

Barbra Bentley

Qiana Cryer

Danielle Fuller

Tessa Mattie

Alesha Oesterbo

Briana Quinlan

Background and theory
Background and Theory

  • Definition of fatherhood has shifted.

  • Research tends to be biased.

  • More Research is Needed!

    • For Clarification

    • Outdated Theory

    • Influence Policy Issues

Background and theory1
Background and Theory

  • Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory (PARTheory)

    • Children of all cultures require warm parenting

    • 26% of children’s well being is determined by perceived acceptance from caregivers

  • In the African American community, social support, often stems from extended kin

Research question hypothesis
Research Question/Hypothesis

  • It is hypothesized that if a child has a greater level of perceived social support, then their psychological well being will be positively impacted.


  • Sources of Social Support Scale (SOSS)

  • Personality Assessment Questionnaire (PAQ)

  • Cross-sectional design

  • Two-tailed, bivariate Pearson’s correlation


  • Our results supported our hypothesis.

  • Results yielded a significant correlation ~

    p= .00

  • There was a weak and negative relationship~

    r= -.28

Discussion findings
Discussion ~ Findings

  • Significant relationship between social support and psychological well being.

  • Findings were consistent with the hypothesis.

  • Findings were consistent with theoretical views.

Discussion limitations
Discussion ~ Limitations

  • Cross-sectional Design

  • The Sample

  • Self-reported Data

Discussion implications
Discussion ~ Implications

  • Social Work Practice

  • Theory

  • Increased Research Knowledge Base

  • Policy

  • Program Expansion


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