The influence of religion on fathers' relationships with their children

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Abstract

This study explores how aspects of a father's religiousness are related to the type and quality of involvement with his children. Factors that potentially confound or explain the connection between religiousness and fathering are also examined. Multiple measures of religiousness and father-child ties are considered in a series of bivariate and multivariate regression models. The sample of 810 fathers comes from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS). Results indicate that religious fathers are more involved fathers and that they report higher quality relationships; this is true for both married and divorced fathers. The greater involvement of religious fathers is explained only in part by demographic factors and the mediating influences of traditional attitudes and marital quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-395
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

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