Advancing Research and Measurement on Fathering and Child Development

Brenda L. Volling, Natasha J. Cabrera, Mark Ethan Feinberg, Damon Evan Jones, Brandon T. McDaniel, Siwei Liu, David Almeida, Jin kyung Lee, Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan, Xin Feng, Micah L. Gerhardt, Claire M.Kamp Dush, Matthew M. Stevenson, Paige Safyer, Richard Gonzalez, Joyce Y. Lee, Bernhard Piskernik, Lieselotte Ahnert, Elizabeth Karberg, Jenessa MalinCatherine Kuhns, Jay Fagan, Rebecca Kaufman, W. Justin Dyer, Ross D. Parke, Jeffrey T. Cookston

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Fathers are more than social accidents. Research has demonstrated that fathers matter to children's development. Despite noted progress, challenges remain on how best to conceptualize and assess fathering and father–child relationships. The current monograph is the result of an SRCD-sponsored meeting of fatherhood scholars brought together to discuss these challenges and make recommendations for best practices for incorporating fathers in studies on parenting and children's development. The first aim of this monograph was to provide a brief update on the current state of research on fathering and to lay out a developmental ecological systems perspective as a conceptual framework for understanding the different spaces fathers inhabit in their children's lives. Because there is wide variability in fathers’ roles, the ecological systems perspective situates fathers, mothers, children, and other caregivers within an evolving network of interrelated social relationships in which children and their parents change over time and space (e.g., residence). The second aim was to present examples of empirical studies conducted by members of the international working group that highlighted different methods, data collection, and statistical analyses used to capture the variability in father–child relationships. The monograph ends with a commentary that elaborates on the ecological systems framework with a discussion of the broader macrosystem and social-contextual influences that impinge on fathers and their children. The collection of articles contributes to research on father–child relationships by advancing theory and presenting varied methods and analysis strategies that assist in understanding the father–child relationship and its impact on child development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-160
Number of pages154
JournalMonographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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Ecosystem
Statistical Data Interpretation
Parenting
Practice Guidelines
Social Support
Caregivers
Accidents
Parents
Mothers

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Volling, Brenda L. ; Cabrera, Natasha J. ; Feinberg, Mark Ethan ; Jones, Damon Evan ; McDaniel, Brandon T. ; Liu, Siwei ; Almeida, David ; Lee, Jin kyung ; Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J. ; Feng, Xin ; Gerhardt, Micah L. ; Dush, Claire M.Kamp ; Stevenson, Matthew M. ; Safyer, Paige ; Gonzalez, Richard ; Lee, Joyce Y. ; Piskernik, Bernhard ; Ahnert, Lieselotte ; Karberg, Elizabeth ; Malin, Jenessa ; Kuhns, Catherine ; Fagan, Jay ; Kaufman, Rebecca ; Dyer, W. Justin ; Parke, Ross D. ; Cookston, Jeffrey T. / Advancing Research and Measurement on Fathering and Child Development. In: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 2019 ; Vol. 84, No. 1. pp. 7-160.
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Advancing Research and Measurement on Fathering and Child Development. / Volling, Brenda L.; Cabrera, Natasha J.; Feinberg, Mark Ethan; Jones, Damon Evan; McDaniel, Brandon T.; Liu, Siwei; Almeida, David; Lee, Jin kyung; Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J.; Feng, Xin; Gerhardt, Micah L.; Dush, Claire M.Kamp; Stevenson, Matthew M.; Safyer, Paige; Gonzalez, Richard; Lee, Joyce Y.; Piskernik, Bernhard; Ahnert, Lieselotte; Karberg, Elizabeth; Malin, Jenessa; Kuhns, Catherine; Fagan, Jay; Kaufman, Rebecca; Dyer, W. Justin; Parke, Ross D.; Cookston, Jeffrey T.

In: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Vol. 84, No. 1, 01.03.2019, p. 7-160.

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