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 • For Clarification • Outdated Theory • Influence Policy Issues
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 • It is hypothesized that if a child has a greater level of perceived social support, then their psychological well being will be positively impacted.
Results • Sources of Social Support Scale (SOSS) • Personality Assessment Questionnaire (PAQ) • Cross-sectional design • Two-tailed, bivariate Pearson’s correlation
Results • Our results supported our hypothesis. • Results yielded a significant correlation ~ p= .00 • There was a weak and negative relationship~ r= -.28
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 • Cross-sectional Design • The Sample • Self-reported Data
Discussion ~ Implications • Social Work Practice • Theory • Increased Research Knowledge Base • Policy • Program Expansion
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