Father Involvement in Parenting Talented Autistic Adolescents
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- Father Involvement; Parenting; Autism; Adolescent
The role of fathers and mothers is very important in parenting talented autistic adolescents. The limited time of the father and his role as breadwinner in the family, has the potential to reduce this role. This study aims to see how the involvement of fathers in caring for talented autistic adolescents. Six mothers and two fathers were recruited as participants and interviewed online. Data were obtained and examined using thematic analysis. There were 5 themes, namely (1) Closeness father-adolescent relationships in carrying out daily activities, (2) Adolescent trust and obedience to father in dealing with new situations, (3) Assertiveness and consistency of father in controlling adolescent autism behaviour and (4) Self-disclosure of father in society for the future of adolescent, and (5) Exploration of adolescent’s talent. The result shows that fathers were involved in parenting talented autistic adolescents and were very important figures. This involvement presents all theoretical dimensions of father involvement which are control, process responsibility, warmth and responsiveness, positive engagement activities, and indirect care. Father involvement in all five dimensions is important.
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TY - CONF AU - Astri Anggraini Hapsara AU - Fransisca I. Roesmala Dewi AU - Riana Sahrani PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/01 TI - Father Involvement in Parenting Talented Autistic Adolescents BT - Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 310 EP - 316 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.052 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.052 ID - Hapsara2021 ER -