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ERIC Number: EJ820704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Fathering Attitudes and Practices: Influences on Children's Development
Shears, Jeffrey; Robinson, Joann
Child Care in Practice, v11 n1 p63-79 Jan 2005
This study examined direct and indirect influences of fathers' reported parenting beliefs and practices on children's development. Participants included 525 fathers and mothers of toddlers enrolled in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project in 14 communities across the United States. Results show that fathers' modernity defined as endorsing more child-directed versus adult-directed parenting attitudes was a correlate of maternal beliefs and maternal supportiveness, and was directly associated with higher cognitive scores for the focus child. The importance of the parental transaction was also observed in the combined effects of paternal and maternal modernity on child development. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A