DFFADetroit Fire Fighters Association (Detroit, MI)
DFFADallas Fire Fighters Association (Dallas, TX)
DFFADNA Fragmentation Factor, Alpha
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(d) DFFA downregulation was associated with vascular infiltration.
Variable(s) Area Standard p value 95% confidence error interval Lower Upper bound bound miR-34a 0.854 # 0.051 <0.001 0.754 0.954 MET 0.765 # 0.059 0.005 0.648 0.881 E2F3 0.761 # 0.063 0.006 0.638 0.884 SOX2 0.571 0.094 0.479 0.388 0.755 TGFB3 0.553 0.081 0.586 0.395 0.711 DFFA 0.118 0.053 0.068 0.014 0.222 TP53INP2 0.587 0.062 0.173 0.466 0.709 Combined first 0.793 # 0.034 <0.001 0.727 0.859 three markers All combined 0.589 # 0.030 0.014 0.530 0.648 markers Bold values are statistically significant at p < 0.05.
Questions for the Dakota Father Friendly Assessment (DFFA) were developed by a research team at South Dakota and North Dakota State Universities through an extensive review of the literature and analysis of available instruments related to fathering that existed in the field.
Several measures were incorporated into this study in order to validate findings from the Dakota Father Friendly Assessment (DFFA).
The DFFA was developed for use with organizations, particularly in early childhood settings, that directly or indirectly interact with fathers and father figures associated with the families they serve.
Sample items from the four DFFA subscales (Staff Attitude |SA], Staff Behavior [SB], Organizational Attitude |OA], Organizational Behavior [OB]) include: "Fathers bring unique strengths to parenting that meet a child's growth and development needs" (SA), "I make an effort to have fathers sign family partnership agreements" (SB), "Staff should have a positive attitude toward working with fathers" (OA), and "Head Start provides regular training on father involvement (at least semiannually)" (OB).
Each of these measures provides opportunity for comparative analysis with the DFFA and exploration of its potential value and usage in early childhood settings.
The goal of this paper is to examine the psychometric properties of the DFFA to determine its reliability, validity, and potential utility as a father-friendliness assessment tool.
An exploratory principal components factor analysis with varimax rotation and Kaiser normalization of all 55 DFFA items was conducted.
These relationships are important because they suggest that the DFFA has a high degree of compatibility with similar concepts.
In other words, staff with both high and low levels of marital satisfaction responded in similar ways to the majority of the DFFA items.
Finally, as the meaning behind the various DFFA constructs became clear, we anticipated that behaviors might lag behind perceptions of father-friendliness.