Date of Award

Spring 2002

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)




The purpose of this study was to expand the presently limited database on the parenting practices of fathers with young children by measuring reported nurturing and disciplinary behaviors, and developmental expectations of a sample of fathers. In addition, the bidirectional father-child interaction process was investigated by examining the relationship between fathers' reported parenting practices and child behaviors. Finally, determinants of the parenting practices of fathers were addressed, including socioeconomic status, parenting stress, child age, and child gender.



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