Do early father-infant interactions predict the onset of externalising behaviours in young children? Findings from a longitudinal cohort study.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
Factors related to parents and parenting capacities are important predictors of the development of behavioural problems in children. Recently, there has been an increasing research focus in this field on the earliest years of life, however, relatively few studies have addressed the role of fathers, despite this appearing to be particularly pertinent to child behavioural development. This study aimed to examine whether father-infant interactions at age 3 months independently predicted child behavioural problems at 1 year of age.
addresses: Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
notes: PMCID: PMC3562489
types: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Online Open Article © 2013 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 56 - 64
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