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ERIC Number: ED412479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 17
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Effects of Single Parenting on Adolescent Academic Achievement: Establishing a Risk and Protective Factor Framework.
Thiessen, Sarah
The effects of single parenting are explored in this paper. Single parenting is viewed in the overall framework of the risk and protective factor model, in which single parenting is viewed as one risk factor that can lead to unsuccessful adolescent academic outcomes. A historical perspective of single parenting is offered, with a focus on how such parenting affects academic achievement. The risk and protective factor model is then outlined such that it is possible to bolster protective factors and diminish risk factors. Some of the risk factors described here include the cumulative nature of risk, parental influences, and intelligence. Adolescent academic achievement and single parenting is highlighted, along with an analysis of how these two factors can be intertwined. Some of the implications of studies connecting single parenting and academic risk, along with certain flaws in some of these studies, are detailed. It is suggested that use of the risk and protective factor framework would avoid targeting single parenting as a definite risk, but would not fail to recognize that such parenting could have effects. Contains 15 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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