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ERIC Number: EJ783725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
College Student Perceptions of the Content of Father Stereotypes
Troilo, Jessica; Coleman, Marilyn
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n1 p218-227 Feb 2008
This study used a three-step procedure to examine 663 Midwestern university students' perceptions of the content of social stereotypes related to seven types of fathers. Married and adoptive fathers were the most positively stereotyped groups, and divorced residential fathers were also viewed quite positively. There were relatively neutral views of stepfathers and gay fathers, whereas divorced nonresidential and never-married fathers were the most negatively stereotyped groups. Our results empirically supported the notion that younger adults' stereotypes of fathers depend on the father's marital status, parental status, and sexual orientation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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