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Title: Effects of Father Involvement on Adolescent Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Born Families
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1. Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta
Zaff, Jonathan
Effects of Father Involvement on Adolescent Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Born Families
Presented: Atlanta, GA, Population Association of America Annual Meetings, May 2002
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Family Background; Family History; Fathers, Involvement; Immigrants; Risk-Taking

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While there has been growing interest in father-adolescent relationships, much needs to be learned to determine how the quality of father involvement impacts youth risk behaviors. Current findings have provided only a preliminary picture and even less is known about the impact of father involvement on immigrant youth. Immigrant children constitute one of the fastest growing child populations in the U.S. Therefore, examining how father involvement is related to risk behaviors among this sub-population with unique needs is important for policy makers, practitioners and parents. We present three hypotheses that have been supported by our preliminary analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, (1997-1999) and which will be tested using a Cox regression analysis: 1) high levels of father involvement are related to reduced levels of risk behaviors; 2) immigrant status reduces the likelihood of risk behaviors; 3) father involvement moderates the relationship between immigration status and risk behaviors.
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Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta and Jonathan Zaff. "Effects of Father Involvement on Adolescent Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Born Families." Presented: Atlanta, GA, Population Association of America Annual Meetings, May 2002.