Rural kinship caregivers’ perceptions of child Well-Being: The use of attribution theory

Ramona W. Denby, Allison Bowmer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Sixty-one rural, southwestern U.S. kinship caregivers were asked about their experiences and how those experiences influence the well-being of the 122 children in their care. They reported high levels of caregiving readiness/capacity and parenting abilities. Attribution theory, the manner in which people associate behavior, is used to interpret the findings and provide a set of practice, programming, and policy recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-69
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Family Social Work
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Attribution theory
  • Child well-being
  • Kinship care
  • Rural caregivers
  • Service delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Rural kinship caregivers’ perceptions of child Well-Being: The use of attribution theory'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this