Young, Disadvantaged Fathers' Involvement With Their Infants : an Ecological Perspective.

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Journal Name
Journal of adolescent health.
Journal Volume
31
Journal Issue
3
Page Count
11
Year Published
2002
Author (Individual)
Gavin, Loretta E.
Black, Maureen M.
Minor, Sherman.
Abel, Yolanda.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF

To investigate fathers' involvement with their children using an ecological model, multiple respondents, and a comprehensive definition of fathers' involvement. The study's primary objectives were: (a) to describe the characteristics of fathers whose infants are born to low-income, urban, African-American adolescent mothers; (b) to describe the ways in which fathers are involved with their children; and (c) to identify factors associated with fathers' involvement. (Author abstract)

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