ERIC Number: ED264355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Two Select Populations of Black Unmarried Adolescent Fathers. Volume I. Final Report.
Hendricks, Leo E.
This document is the final report for a study of Black, unmarried adolescent fathers designed to identify and describe quantitatively the difficulties they faced and their problem solving methods. The data were secured through a nonprobability sample of 20 Black, unwed adolescent fathers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and 27 in Chicago, Illinois. Data were collected in personal interviews with the use of an interview schedule which is included at the end of the report. The major problems faced by the study population were found to relate to financial responsibility, parenting skills, completing their education, and getting along with the unwed mother and her parents. The young fathers most often sought help from their families with these problems, especially from their mothers. Based on the findings in the report, it is recommended that more parenting agencies for adolescents provide services for young, unmarried fathers. Also this group needs assertive outreach programs which should extend to their male friends and to the families of the young parents. (CG)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Early Parenthood, Family Relationship, Fathers, Outreach Programs, Parent Counseling, Parenting Skills, Sexuality
Mental Health Research and Development Center, Institute for Urban Affairs and Research, Howard University, 2900 Van Ness Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20008 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHHS/OHS), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Minority Group Mental Health Program.
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Mental Health Research and Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago); Oklahoma (Tulsa)