ERIC Number: ED264356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Analysis of Three Select Populations of Black Unmarried Adolescent Fathers. Volume II. Final Report.
Hendricks, Leo E.
This document is the final report of 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 fathers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 27 fathers in Chicago, Illinois, and 48 fathers and 50 non-fathers in Columbus, Ohio. 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. These males need assertive outreach programs, which should also extend to their male friends and to the families of the young parents. (CG)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Early Parenthood, Family Relationship, Fathers, Outreach Programs, 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); Ohio (Columbus); Oklahoma (Tulsa)