The Effects of Involved Nonresidential Fathers’ Distress, Parenting Behaviors, Inter-Parental Conflict, and the Quality of Father-Child Relationships on Children’sWell-Being

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Mark Fine, Professor and Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Based on data from the 1997 Child Development Supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the present study examined a sample of 129 nonresident fathers who had regular contact with their young children to determine how father involvement and father distress are related to children’s well-being. Results revealed a negative relationship between father distress and child well being, with, based on father reports, daughters being more affected than sons. A negative relationship was also found between inter-parent conflict and child w ell being. Further, there was a positive relationship between paternal warmth and child well-being and higher levels of father-child relationship quality were related to higher levels of child well-being. In terms of racial subgroup analyses, limit setting was a positive predictor of child wellbeing only among African-American children.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
nonresidential fathers, father involvement, paternal behaviors, father-child relationship quality, fathers’ distress

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