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Featured Finding
June 2005

Fathers Matter in Adolescent Outcomes

Key Data: Compared with peers who did not have a paternal role model, adolescent black males who identified their father as their role model had higher grade point averages and higher expectations to graduate high school and were truant less often...(more)

Recent research underscores the important role fathers play in healthy adolescent development. A 2003 article in Journal of Adolescent Research finds that, compared with peers who did not have a paternal role model, adolescent black males who identified their father as their role model had higher grade point averages and higher expectations to graduate high school and were truant less often. Similarly, a 2003 article in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that girls who identify their biological father as their primary father figure report significantly fewer depressive symptoms than girls with an alternative father figure. These findings and others suggest that Dad deserves a word of thanks this Father's Day...(more)

The Family and Society Database is a resource that gives individuals in the fields of policy, media, and education, as well as the general public, access to findings gleaned from peer-reviewed journals, books, and government surveys. The database catalogs social science findings on the family from books, government surveys, and medical and social science journals. The database makes social science research on the family easily accessible to the non-specialist.

The Featured Finding e-mail is a product of The Heritage Foundation.

Other findings on fathers:
Even when controlling for differences in family background, father absence was associated with the likelihood that adolescent girls will be sexually active and become pregnant as teenagers...(more)

Frequency of church attendance is a stronger predictor of paternal involvement in one-on-one activities with children than employment and income, and its effect is comparable to that of race, ethnicity, and education...(more)

 
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Policy Analyst in Social Welfare Policy
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