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ERIC Number: EJ1125579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Americans' Views of Fathers' Competency as Parents through a Mass Media Lens
Brown, Christopher A.
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n5 p11-17 May 2015
Portrayals of fathers in the mass media influence parents' views of the importance of fathers to the well-being of children and of fathers' competence as parents. Awareness of how these portrayals influence parents is crucial to the effectiveness of professionals as they seek to improve child well-being through their work with parents, particularly through tactics that seek to increase the involvement of fathers in children's lives. This article raises awareness among professionals about how media depictions of fathers influence parents and concludes with recommendations for how professionals can counter negative stereotypes of fathers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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