Parenting Sources: How Do Parents Differ in Their Efforts to Learn About Parenting?

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Journal Name
Family Relations
Journal Volume
58
Journal Issue
5
Page Count
13
Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Radey, Melissa.
Randolph, Karen A.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
We surveyed randomly selected parents in one state (N = 1, 081) to examine sources they used to gain child-rearing information. On average, parents used five sources, most commonly books and family members. Usage patterns generally followed the "digital divide" perspective whereby higher education levels were associated with greater usage. Logistic regression results of Internet use showed, however, that being younger and unmarried increased the likelihood of use, indicating the Internet's potential for reaching potentially vulnerable parents. (Author abstract)

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