This thesis is dedicated to my husband jack and my two children, alfie and holly for their constant understanding, patience and love throughout this doctorate i initially explored the characteristics of young fathers as identified in the the transformative perspective and the role occupancy perspective (knoester & eggebeen, 2006).
Request pdf on researchgate | the effects of teenage fatherhood on young adult outcomes | this paper uses national longitudinal data and several new empirical strategies to examine the consequences of teenage fatherhood. Associated with increased children’s feelings of paternal acceptance, a factor that plays a role in the development of self-concept and esteem (culp, schadle, robinson, & culp, 2000) consequently, children of involved fathers had higher self-esteem (deutsch, servis, & payne, 2001 ross & broh, 2000.
Analysis of the 1990 data reveal wide diversity in living arrangements among children in single-father families furthermore, the social capital of children's fathers, the availability of adults, and children's economic well-being vary markedly across these types of families.
Young fathers in our study had complex social and emotional circumstances that meant breastfeeding was not a high priority despite them valuing the health benefits of breastfeeding for their babies if supported by peers and their community they appear to have a more positive parenting experience. 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.
I surveyed decades of studies on the psychological effects of having a child to write my book “great myths of intimate relationships: dating, sex, and marriage,” and here’s what the research literature shows.
Teenage fathers’ children were more frequently born with very low (p 10) and moderately low birth weight than adult fathers’ children, their primary parent reported their general health to be poorer (p 10), and their cognitive and behavior scores at age 2 were significantly lower.
And it’s good that so many mothers treasure that bond with their child, because the transition to parenthood causes profound changes in a woman’s marriage and her overall happiness and not for the better families usually welcome a baby to the mix with great expectations.