Behavioral Problems

By: Carlson, Marcia J.

Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, this researcher finds that having an involved father in an adolescentís life leads to a decrease in behavioral problems for the adolescent. This involved father effect is magnified when the father is living with the adolescent.

Family structure, father involvement, and adolescent behavioral outcomes. Journal of Marriage and Family68 (1): 137-54.