The Influence of Parental Involvement on the Well-Being of Sons and Daughters
This study addresses the topic of mother and father involvement during childhood and adolescence as it influences the well-being of sons and daughters. Longitudinal data drawn from the National Survey of Children (n = 762) are analyzed using regression techniques. Children's perceptions of maternal and paternal behavioral and emotional involvement are found to be equally important for the well-being of girls and boys. The results suggest that childhood and ongoing relationships with parents are more telling for the well-being of adolescents than is father presence during childhood.
Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 56, No. 1 (Feb., 1994), pp. 229-234.