Degree Granting Department
Vicky Phares, Ph.D.
Perceptions of parents, Parenting practices, Developmental psychopathology, Gender differences, Paternal influences
This study explored the role of fathers in adolescents behavioral and emotional functioning. Results revealed gender differences in adolescent ratings of their parents. Compared to girls, boys endorsed significantly lower negative affect toward mothers and fathers. Girls reported higher levels of maternal versus paternal involvement, monitoring and acceptance, and higher positive and lower negative affect toward mothers than fathers. Few gender differences were found in associations between maternal and paternal variables and adolescent outcomes. Results supported the unique contribution of fathers in explaining adolescent emotional and behavioral functioning. When considering boys and girls separately, fathers added unique variance in explaining self-reported internalizing problems for boys only. Results are discussed within the context of family-based research.
Scholar Commons Citation
Kamboukos, Dimitra, "Adolescents and their fathers: Do dads make a difference?" (2005). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.