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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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Harrist, Amanda W.; Achacoso, Joseph A.; John, Aesha; Pettit, Gregory S.; Bates, John E.; Dodge, Kenneth A. – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: In this examination of associations between sibling interaction patterns and later social outcomes in single- and 2-parent families, 113 kindergarteners took part in naturalistic observations at home with siblings, classmates participated in sociometric interviews, and teachers completed behavior ratings. Sibling interactions…
Descriptors: Correlation, Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Interaction
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Rönkä, Anna; Turja, Leena; Malinen, Kaisa; Tammelin, Mia; Kekkonen, Marjatta – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This study focuses on flexibly scheduled early childhood education and care (ECEC), an institutional childcare service for Finnish families where both parents, or a single parent, work non-standard hours. Although many countries nowadays offer extended hours day care, only Finland has a publicly provided, law-based system guaranteeing ECEC during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Young Children
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Dos Santos, Luis Miguel – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2020
This study investigated the sense-making process and career decision and development of male pre-school and elementary school teachers in the New England region in the United States through the perspective of Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT). Two research questions guided this study. First, why male teachers decided to join the pre-school and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Males, Career Choice
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Quarmby, T.; Dagkas, S.; Bridge, M. – Health Education Research, 2011
This mixed method paper explored the effect of family structure on children's physical activities and sedentary pursuits. It furthers the limited understanding of how family structure impacts on children's time in, and reasons behind engaging in, certain physical activities. Children from three inner city comprehensive schools in the Midlands,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, One Parent Family, Family Structure, Interviews
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Yang, Sungeun – Journal of Loss and Trauma, 2012
The present study, using autophotography, shows how Korean young adult children experienced the death of a parent and how they created a new life following parental death. The results suggest that the loss of a parent is a continuing process. The parental loss started in the period of struggle in which one parent was dying and the other family…
Descriptors: Grief, Photography, Autobiographies, Parents
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Kirby, James B. – Journal of Family Issues, 2006
This study addresses two questions: Is stepfamily formation associated with the likelihood that adolescents will initiate alcohol use, and if so, does this association differ by the type of single-parent families from which adolescents move or the type of stepfamilies to which they move? The author found that adolescents who moved to stepfamilies…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Family (Sociological Unit), Drinking, Divorce
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Leung, Cynthia; Tsang, Sandra; Lo, Cyrus – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Objective: This study examined the efficacy of the Parent and Child Enhancement (PACE) program on child learning, child behavior problems, and parental stress, using randomized controlled trial design, in social services centers. Methods: Eligibility criteria were (1) children aged 2 years at program commencement, (2) low-income, new immigrant, or…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Family Programs, Learning, Child Behavior
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Schneider, Brian W.; Gerdes, Alyson C.; Haack, Lauren M.; Lawton, Katie E. – Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 2013
Premature treatment dropout is a problem for many families seeking mental health services for their children. Research is currently limited in identifying factors that increase the likelihood of dropout in families of school-aged children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Thus, the goal of the current study was to examine…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Health Services, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Education
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Patterson, James T. – Education Next, 2015
This article provides a highlight of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's report published in 1965 titled "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action." Despite government programs like the War on Poverty, Moynihan reported "the circumstances of the Negro American community was getting worse, not better." Moynihan, believed that…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Fathers, One Parent Family, Poverty
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Davids, Eugene Lee; Roman, Nicolette Vanessa – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The aim of this study was to compare the goals and aspirations of learners from single- and two-parent families. The study used a quantitative methodology with a cross-sectional comparative group design. The sample consisted of 853 Grade 11 learners from secondary schools in the Northern, Southern and Metro Central education districts in the…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Secondary School Students, Student Educational Objectives, Academic Aspiration
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Zehgeer, Asima; Ginsburg, Golda S.; Lee, Phyllis; Birmaher, Boris; Walkup, John; Kendall, Philip C.; Sakolsky, Dara; Peris, Tara – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Pharmacotherapy is considered an evidenced-based treatment for anxious youth. There is a need to better understand the relation between medication adherence and child outcomes. Objective: This study prospectively examined: (1) baseline predictors of adherence and (2) the relation between medication adherence and clinical outcomes in…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Anxiety, Adolescents, Correlation
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Williams, Joseph M.; Bryan, Julia – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2013
This qualitative multicase research study identified the home, school, and community factors and processes that contributed to the academic success of 8 urban, African American high school graduates from low-income, single-parent families. Ten main themes emerged: school-related parenting practices, personal stories of hardship, positive…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, African American Students, Qualitative Research, Low Income
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Tisdale, Sandee; Pitt-Catsuphes, Marcie – Youth & Society, 2012
This investigation examined the relationships between middle school-aged children's perceptions of their social environments (home, school, neighborhood, and parental work) with self-reports of well-being. In the present study, well-being was defined by measures of physical health and psychological happiness. Data from the Nurturing Families Study…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Adolescents, Educational Environment, Psychological Patterns
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Garg, Rashmi; Melanson, Stella; Levin, Elizabeth – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
Youth from single-parent families report lower educational aspirations than those from two-parent families. This study explored the influence of background factors (gender, grade, parental education and SES), parental involvement with education, academic self-concept, and peer influences on educational aspirations. The participants were Canadian…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Educational Attainment
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