ERIC Number: EJ732972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Parent-Adolescent Involvement: The Relative Influence of Parent Gender and Residence
Hawkins, Daniel N.; Amato, Paul R.; King, Valarie
Journal of Marriage and Family, v68 n1 p125-136 Feb 2006
The 1995 wave of the Add Health study is used to investigate the relative influence of parent gender and residence on patterns of parental involvement with adolescents. Adolescent reports (N=17,330) of shared activities, shared communication, and relationship quality with both biological parents are utilized. A multidimensional scaling analysis reveals that parent gender explains most of the variance in parent-adolescent involvement, with residential status playing a secondary yet a fundamental role in accounting for these patterns. Resident mothers who do not live with adolescents' biological fathers engage in the broadest range of activities with their children. Unpartnered resident fathers display patterns of parenting that are as similar to mothers as they are to other fathers.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Participation, Mothers, Gender Issues, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Child Rearing, One Parent Family, Sex Role, Family Structure
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