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ERIC Number: EJ1168112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
When Daddy Comes to School: Father-School Involvement and Children's Academic and Social-Emotional Skills
Baker, Claire E.
Early Child Development and Care, v188 n2 p208-219 2018
The present study used a large sample of mostly non-resident fathers (74%) to determine whether father-school involvement (e.g. attending parent-teacher conferences) predicted better academic and social emotional skills after controlling for the influence of mother-school involvement, the quality of children's home learning environment, and demographics. A total of 3570 children participated in the study (47% European American, 35% African-American, and 18% Hispanic). Although mothers in this study engaged in more frequent involvement in their children's schools, father-school involvement was positively associated with children's reading, math, and teacher-rated approaches to learning scores in elementary school. Furthermore, father-school involvement predicted better reading and math scores after controlling for the influence of mother-school involvement, the quality of children's home learning environment, and demographics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey; Social Skills Rating System; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment; National Assessment of Educational Progress