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Source: Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers
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1. Pleck, Joseph H.
Hofferth, Sandra L.
Mother Involvement as an Influence on Father Involvement with Early Adolescents
Fathering 6,3 (Fall 2008): 267-286
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Men's Studies Press
Keyword(s): Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Fathers, Biological; Fathers, Involvement; Fathers, Presence; Marital Conflict; Maternal Employment; Parent-Child Interaction; Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Stepfamilies

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This study hypothesized that father involvement is influenced by mothers' level of involvement as well as by marital conflict, mothers' work hours, and fathers' status as biological or step father. The analysis also tested hypotheses about mother involvement as a potential mediator of the effects of marital conflict and maternal work hours on father involvement, and hypotheses about factors influencing mother involvement. Children aged 10-14 from the NLSY79 who resided with their biological or step father and with their mother reported on each parent's involvement with them. As hypothesized, father involvement was predicted by mother involvement, and the reciprocal influence was not significant. Father involvement was associated with low marital conflict and being a biological father. Mothers' involvement partially mediated the effects of marital conflict on father involvement. If the mediating role of maternal involvement is not taken into account, the effect of marital conflict on father involvement is overestimated.
Bibliography Citation
Pleck, Joseph H. and Sandra L. Hofferth. "Mother Involvement as an Influence on Father Involvement with Early Adolescents." Fathering 6,3 (Fall 2008): 267-286.