ERIC Number: EJ942248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Why Could Father Involvement Benefit Children? Theoretical Perspectives
Pleck, Joseph H.
Applied Developmental Science, v11 n4 p196-202 2007
Four theoretical perspectives about why father involvement could have positive consequences for child development are briefly reviewed: attachment theory, social capital theory, Bronfenbrenner's ecological theory, and "essential father" theory. Strengths and weaknesses of each perspective are discussed, and the prospects for an integrated ecological-parental capital theory of paternal influence on child development are considered.
Descriptors: Social Capital, Fathers, Child Development, Parent Participation, Parent Influence, Attachment Behavior, Theories, Family Environment, Ecology, Child Rearing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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