Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)

Father Involvement in Parenting Talented Autistic Adolescents

Authors
Astri Anggraini Hapsara1, Fransisca I. Roesmala Dewi2, *, Riana Sahrani3
1,2,3Professional Psychology Magister Program, Tarumanagara University, West Jakarta, 11440, Indonesia
*Corresponding Author. Email: fransiscar@fpsi.untar.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Fransisca I. Roesmala Dewi
Available Online 1 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.052How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Father Involvement; Parenting; Autism; Adolescent
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
1 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-473-5
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.052How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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