Accession Number : ADA268089


Title :   Parenting Attitudes of Expectant Couples Associated with the Air Force


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Echanis, Deborah L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268089.pdf


Report Date : May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to examine the parenting attitudes of first time expectant parents who were associated with the Air Force. Parenting attitudes were assessed for degree of risk for parenting problems. A review of the literature revealed that chronic socio-demographic stress, social isolation, and frequent moves are risk factors associated with child abuse. These factors are also associated with Air Force life. These inherent risk factors when coupled with negative or abusive parenting attitudes could lead to child abuse. Little attention has been given to parenting attitudes in the Air Force population. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 67 participants in either the new OB orientation classes or the prepared child birth classes at two Air Force bases in the Southwest. The instrument was the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI).


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , ISOLATION , THESES , ATTENTION , BIRTH , ADULTS , POPULATION , TIME


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE