ERIC Number: EJ865447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Parenting Sources: How Do Parents Differ in Their Efforts to Learn about Parenting?
Radey, Melissa; Randolph, Karen A.
Family Relations, v58 n5 p536-548 Dec 2009
We surveyed randomly selected parents in one state (N = 1, 081) to examine sources they used to gain child-rearing information. On average, parents used five sources, most commonly books and family members. Usage patterns generally followed the "digital divide" perspective whereby higher education levels were associated with greater usage. Logistic regression results of Internet use showed, however, that being younger and unmarried increased the likelihood of use, indicating the Internet's potential for reaching potentially vulnerable parents.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Internet, Surveys, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Books, Family (Sociological Unit), Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Regression (Statistics), Age Differences, One Parent Family
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