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ERIC Number: EJ725083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-22
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8449
A Framework for Studying Minority Youths' Transitions to Fatherhood: The Case of Puerto Rican Adolescents
Erkut, Sumru; Szalacha, Laura A.; Coll, Cynthia Garcia
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v40 n160 p709 Win 2005
A theoretical framework is proposed for studying minority young men's involvement with their babies that combines the integrative model of minority youth development and a life course developmental perspective with Lamb's revised four-factor model of father involvement. This framework posits a relationship between demographic and family background variables (such as education, employment, income, and family of origin) and fatherhood outcomes moderated by personal characteristics (such as sex-role ideology, acculturation, risk taking, and alienation) and mediated by definitions of fatherhood, life priorities normative for the culture under study, and sexual behavior. Once there is an acknowledged infant, a father's involvement is influenced by child characteristics, perceived fathering competence, social support, and quality of the relationship with the mother.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico