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Connection and communication in father-child relationships and adolescent child well-being

Connection and communication in father-child relationships and adolescent child well-being Sean E. Brotherson Contemporary research on fathering emphasizes the significance of a quality father-child relationship in a child’s development and well-being. Scholars have suggested that connecting with and communicating with children are critical to a healthy relationship. This study explores the influence of communication and […]

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Promoting children’s mental health in disadvantaged areas: profiles of fathers

Promoting children’s mental health in disadvantaged areas: profiles of fathers Sarah Dufour Thirty inner-city fathers of preschoolers described how they see their role in promoting their children’s mental health. Fifteen were very involved fathers with a strong sense of competence, and 15 were uninvolved fathers with a weak sense of competence. Through qualitative analysis of […]

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The effects of involved nonresidential fathers’ distress, parenting behaviors, interparental conflict, and the quality of father-child relationships on children’s well-being

The effects of involved nonresidential fathers’ distress, parenting behaviors, interparental conflict, and the quality of father-child relationships on children’s well-being Scott E. Harper Based on data from the 1997 Child Development Supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the present study examined a sample of 129 non-resident fathers who had regular contact with their […]

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the good, the bad, and the uninterested

American fatherhood types: the good, the bad, and the uninterested Loren Marks This paper presents four contemporary types of American manhood: (a) the new, involved father, (b) the good provider, (c) the deadbeat dad, and (d) the paternity-free man. These four types are compared, contrasted, and contextualized with related data from the classic Middletown studies […]

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Studying “working fathers”: comparing fathers’ and mothers’ work-family sonflict, fit, and adaptive strategies in a global high-tech company

Studying “working fathers”: comparing fathers’ and mothers’ work-family sonflict, fit, and adaptive strategies in a global high-tech company E. Jeffrey Hill Working fathers are underrepresented–conceptually and empirically–in work-family research. Using a global corporate sample of working fathers from 48 countries (N = 7,692), this study compares working fathers to working mothers on key work-family variables […]

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Fathers’ narratives of arranging and planning: implications for understanding paternal responsibility

Fathers’ narratives of arranging and planning: implications for understanding paternal responsibility Jeffrey L. Stueve This study examines 40 fathers’ narratives of arranging and planning for young children from Midwest and Southwest U.S. samples. Arranging and planning is seen as an aspect of the responsibility component of Lamb, Pleck, Charnov, and Levine’s (1985) widely used three-part […]

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Paternal involvement and infant-father attachment: a Q-set study

Paternal involvement and infant-father attachment: a Q-set study Yvonne M. Caldera The primary purpose of this report was to investigate the correlates of attachment security with fathers and the concordance of mother-infant and father-infant attachment as measured by the Attachment Q-set (AQS, Waters, 1987). Sixty fathers and mothers of 14-month old infants independently described their […]

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reworking work and family issues for fathers

Guest editorial: reworking work and family issues for fathers Kerry Daly Researchers who focus their attention on some facet of the gender puzzle are faced with the challenge of making visible a set of dynamics that are often so obvious and embedded in our taken-for-granted lives that they are almost impossible to see. For example, […]