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ERIC Number: EJ817046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Correlates of Parents' Involvement with Their Adolescent Children in Restructured and Biological Two-Parent Families: The Role of Child Characteristics
Flouri, Eirini
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v28 n2 p148-156 2004
This study used data from both 225 fathers and mothers as well as their secondary school age children to explore the role of child characteristics (sex, age, self-esteem, and emotional and behavioural well-being) in mother's and father's involvement in biological and restructured (stepfather) two-parent families after controlling for known confounding factors. Parent involvement was assessed by both the child and the parents. Child-reported father's involvement was positively related to child-reported child's self-esteem, and child-reported mother's involvement was higher for girls. The interaction between family structure and father-reported child's emotional and behavioural problems was significant in predicting father-reported father's involvement. Stepfathers reported higher involvement when they viewed their stepchildren as psychologically well adjusted than when they viewed them as having emotional and behavioural problems. As a group, child characteristics were more significant in predicting fathers' than mothers' involvement. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom