Connection and communication in father-child relationships and adolescent child well-being.

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Journal Name
Fathering
Page Count
16
Year Published
2003
Author (Individual)
Brotherson, Sean E.
Yamamoto, Takashi.
Acock, Alan C.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
HTML
Resource Language
English
Contemporary research on fathering emphasizes the significance of a quality father-child relationship in a child's development and well-being. Scholars have suggested that connecting with and communicating with children are critical to a healthy relationship. This study explores the influence of communication and connection on father-child relationships through a structural equation model using the LISREL program. Data were taken from the National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH), and a sample of 362 father-adolescent dyads was studied. Results provide support for the importance of connection in father-child relationships and suggest relationship quality affects adolescent child well-being for both father-son and father-daughter dyads. (Author abstract)

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