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ERIC Number: EJ899730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Single Custodial Fathers' Involvement and Parenting: Implications for Outcomes in Emerging Adulthood
Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta; Scott, Mindy E.; Lilja, Emily
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n5 p1107-1127 Oct 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 distinct from single-mother and 2-biological-parent families in terms of sociodemographic characteristics, parenting styles, and involvement. Parenting styles and involvement mediate the differences between single-father families and 2-parent families in terms of high school completion and disconnectedness and partially mediate differences for single-custodial-father families with a partner. Family and sociodemographic characteristics are also associated with being disconnected for adolescents residing with a cohabiting custodial father.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth