Andrew Grogan-Kaylor's research focuses on both basic science research, and intervention research, on children and families. Grogan-Kaylor's current research projects examine parenting behaviors, such as physical punishment, and parental expressions of emotional warmth and support, and their effects on child mental health outcomes, aggression, antisocial behavior, anxiety, depression, and children’s thinking about violence. His research looks at the dynamic interplay of parenting behaviors and their effects on child outcomes across socioeconomic contexts, neighborhoods, and cultures. Professor Grogan-Kaylor is the co-author of the most complete analysis to date of the outcomes associated with spanking: "Spanking and child outcomes: Old controversies and new meta-analyses." Grogan-Kaylor uses both U.S. based, and international samples; advanced statistical modeling such as multilevel models and econometric methods; and Stata, R, HLM and ArcGIS. Much of his work involves working with populations for whom Spanish is the primary language.
Interventions with children and families; parenting behaviors and their effects on child outcomes; the dynamic relationships of family, neighborhood, and school indicators with child socio-behavioral outcomes; community antecedents of poor parenting; employing advanced statistical models for longitudinal and multilevel data analysis; meta-analysis, econometric modeling, Stata, R, HLM and ArcGIS.; data visualization.
|(734) 615-3369||(734) email@example.com||3846 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2000||PhD||Social Welfare||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|1996||MSSW||Social Work||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|1993||MA||Theology & Ethics||Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY|
|1987||BA||Cultural Anthropology||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|A Randomized Control Trial to Change Parental Attitudes and Behavior Regarding Physical Punishment of Children||Ma, Julie (PI)
Andrew Grogan-Kaylor (Co-I)
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A Randomized Control Trial to Change Parental Attitudes and Behavior Regarding Physical Punishment of Children
A long tradition of literature has found that parental spanking, even the mildest form of physical punishment, places children at risk factor for numerous detrimental developmental outcomes including higher levels of aggressive behavior and child maltreatment. Research findings have also concluded that spanking is ineffective at correcting or improving children’s misbehavior. Nonetheless, spanking remains a widely accepted and commonly used method of discipline among parents of young children. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a brief psycho-educational parent intervention strategy that aims to shift parental attitudes towards spanking and reduce the use of spanking to discipline children among parents in Genesee County. The findings of this study will address the limited literature on parental spanking in Genesee County and contribute to promoting effective parenting support programs to families in Genesee County.
|#Parenting Interdisciplinary Workshop||Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew (Mentor)
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#Parenting Interdisciplinary Workshop
September 2017 - May 2018
#Parenting is an interdisciplinary workshop that provides a forum for faculty and graduate students to address issues related to parenting research. The workshop aims to provide an intellectually stimulating environment that promotes cross disciplinary dialogue, information sharing, and collaboration between faculty and graduate students studying parenting. The workshop also aims to discover and apply various methodologies to the study of parenting. The topics of interest vary widely. For example, members of the workshop are interested in studying the intersection between parenting and social media, influence of genetics and social environments on parenting behaviors, and changes in parenting norms related to fatherhood.