Parent and nonparent residential family members as providers of warmth and supervision to young adolescents.

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Mark Fine, Professor and Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In contrast to previous studies that have examined only parents as sources of warmth and supervision, this study examined any residential family member as a source of warmth and supervision. Ss were 6th and 7th graders from 434 2-parent, 66 single-divorced-mother, and 90 stepfather families. The frequency with which mothers, (step)fathers, siblings, and other nonparent family members were nominated as providers of warmth and supervision varied by family structure and adolescent gender. Findings indicate that stepparents, siblings, and adult nonparents need to be viewed as socialization agents, particularly in families affected by divorce and remarriage.

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Language: English
Date: 1993
family studies, family structure, stepfamilies, parenting, child care, psychology

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