ERIC Number: ED200317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Fathering: The Effect of Father-Absence and Inadequate Fathering on Children's Personality Development.
Information about the influence fathers have on their children's development is provided in this booklet. Chapter One reviews research focused on father-absence and inadequate fathering. Societal expectations for fathers, paternal deprivation, children's emotional, cognitive and social development as well as sex-role adjustment are briefly discussed. Chapter Two provides an anecdote showing how one father influenced his daughter's self-concept. Chapter Three reports the results of a study of the relationship of four father behaviors (promotion of independence, strictness, use of reward, aggression and punishment) to masculinity-femininity preference scores of 4-year-old nursery school children. Chapter Four suggests several ways parents can positively influence their children's school achievement. The concluding chapter provides answers to 10 questions fathers frequently ask about fathering. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Fatherless Family, Fathers, Individual Development, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Personality Development, Preschool Children, Sex Role
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Debcon, Inc., Bloomington, IN.