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Carone, Nicola; Lingiardi, Vittorio; Chirumbolo, Antonio; Baiocco, Roberto – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Forty Italian gay father families formed by surrogacy were compared with 40 Italian lesbian mother families formed by donor insemination, all with a child aged 3 to 9 years. Standardized interview, observational, and questionnaire measures of parenting quality, parent-child relationships, stigmatization, and children's adjustment were administered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Fathers, Mothers
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Golombok, Susan; Mellish, Laura; Jennings, Sarah; Casey, Polly; Tasker, Fiona; Lamb, Michael E. – Child Development, 2014
Findings are presented on a U.K. study of 41 gay father families, 40 lesbian mother families, and 49 heterosexual parent families with an adopted child aged 3-9 years. Standardized interview and observational and questionnaire measures of parental well-being, quality of parent-child relationships, child adjustment, and child sex-typed behavior…
Descriptors: Fathers, Homosexuality, Adoption, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Saijun; Fuller, Tamara – Family Relations, 2012
Using data of 775 nonresident father families and 1,407 resident father families from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this study examined whether neighborhood disorder was associated with fathers' supportive involvement in child care. Bivariate analysis indicated that mothers and children of nonresident father families were more…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Mothers, Health Conditions, Child Health
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Lähteenmäki, Marko; Hakyemez-Paul, Sevcan; Pihlaja, Päivi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Extra-familial support has been proven to be an important resource for families during early parenthood, but little attention has been paid to what supports should be available for fathers specifically and how fathers perceive different sources of support during early parenthood in the twenty-first century. This study examined Finnish fathers' (N…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Social Support Groups, Socioeconomic Status
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Noggle, Amy K. – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
Paternal involvement is an integral part of each child's development and has been linked with positive child outcomes, including greater empathy, stronger self regulatory behaviors, better coping abilities, and higher cognitive ability. Children with engaged fathers are more likely to be socially competent and thus better able to establish healthy…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Children
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Assini-Meytin, Luciana C.; Garza, Mary A.; Green, Kerry M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Understanding racial differences in teenage fathers' early risk factors and later outcomes is critical to inform programs for teenage fathers as our knowledge base on this population remains limited. Objective: The goal of this study was to assess how teen fathers' characteristics, including family background, delinquency, living…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Early Parenthood, Fathers
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Godleski, Stephanie A.; Eiden, Rina D.; Shisler, Shannon; Livingston, Jennifer A. – Developmental Psychology, 2020
The Socialization of Emotion (Eisenberg, Cumberland, & Spinrad, 1998; Eisenberg, Spinrad, & Cumberland, 1998) model creates a theoretical framework for understanding parents' direct and indirect influences on children's emotional development, including the influence of parent characteristics on subsequent emotion specific parenting. Large…
Descriptors: Socialization, Parent Influence, Parent Child Relationship, Emotional Development
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McGene, Juliana; King, Valarie – Journal of Family Issues, 2012
Prior research has noted that although cooperative coparenting between resident and nonresident parents is beneficial to children, this form of shared parenting is relatively uncommon. Relying on nationally representative data from two waves of the National Survey of Families and Households (N = 628), this study examines the importance of…
Descriptors: Family Structure, One Parent Family, Fathers, Child Rearing
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Lau, Eva Y. H. – British Educational Research Journal, 2016
The research reported here examined Chinese fathers' direct interaction or engagement in children's education both at home and in preschool during the early childhood years using a Hong Kong sample in two studies. In Study 1, comparisons between father and mother involvement practices and examination of the associations between family background…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Parent Participation, Fathers
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Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta; Scott, Mindy E.; Lilja, Emily – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2010
Using a sample of 3,977 youths from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY97), this study examines the unique characteristics of single-custodial-father families with adolescents and the effects of single fathers' involvement and parenting on outcomes in emerging adulthood. Findings suggest that single-custodial-father families are…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Adolescents, Fathers
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Sallee, Margaret W. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Based on interviews with 24 student affairs professionals, this article uses ideal worker norms and hegemonic masculinity as theoretical guides to compare the ways in which straight versus gay and queer fathers working in student affairs navigate the demands of the profession and those of parenthood. While all fathers reported feeling the demands…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Social Attitudes, Fathers, Homosexuality
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Tobishima, Shuji – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
This paper examines the influence of single parenthood on children's academic achievement in Japan. While some studies have examined the academic achievement gap associated with family structure, a limitation of existing research is the focus on differences between the mean levels of academic achievement of children in single-parent and two-parent…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics)
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Mughal, Abdul Waheed – Educational Research, 2020
Background: The problem of students dropping out of school is one of the barriers to improving educational outcomes in poor and developing countries. Purpose: This small scale, in-depth study sought to explore the phenomenon of students who drop out from secondary education, through the perspectives of fathers of such students in a rural district…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Dropouts, Rural Schools
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Lin, Jin-Ding; Hsieh, Yu-Hsin; Lin, Fu-Gong – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
The incidence of single-parent families has increased significantly in Taiwan in recent years. Children born in single-parent families are predisposed to suffering from emotional problems. We aimed to determine if the children of single-parent families are more depressive than children from both-parent families, and to examine the individual and…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Emotional Problems, Foreign Countries, One Parent Family
Richeda, Benjamin; Smith, Kelly; Perkins, Emily; Simmons, Sydney; Cowan, Philip; Cowan, Carolyn Pape; Rodriguez, Jennifer; Shauffer, Carole – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
Although children's contact with involved, committed, nonresidential fathers can improve social, emotional, cognitive, and academic outcomes, fathers have largely been absent from parenting interventions that overlook men's role as a critical parenting partner. This article details research showing that young incarcerated fathers' attitudes…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Intervention, Psychoeducational Methods
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