Perceived adjustment of parents and children: Variations by family structure, race, and gender.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mark Fine, Professor and Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The article presents a study examining family structure, race, and gender differences in parent and child adjustment to address the absence of empirical information about the experiences of African-American step-family members. Parental percept of child adjustment were investigated because studies of primarily white families have suggested that. children in stepfamilies may experience more distress. Consequently, given the pattern of generally small differences and similarity across groups, the empirical literature that has assessed parent and child adjustment in white stepfather families and African-American intact families may be generalize to the reports of parents in African-American stepfather families.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
parent-child relationships, African-American families, stepfamilies, child development, interpersonal relations

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