Journal of Family Studies

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, April

Asocial and Afraid: An Examination of Shyness and Anxiety in Emerging Adulthood
ABSTRACT: Shy emerging adults report greater internalizing behaviors and lower quality close relationships, but fewer externalizing behaviors (Nelson et al., 2008). Although multiple forms of children's and adolescents' social withdrawal have been...
Child Mental Health after Parental Separation: The Impact of Resident/ Non-Resident Parenting, Parent Mental Health, Conflict and Socioeconomics
ABSTRACT: Children of separated parents are consistently shown to have greater likelihood of poor mental health than children of intact families. Explanations to date have focused on the impacts of parental conflict, and the role of resident mothers,...
Ideals and Realities in Chinese Immigrant Parenting: Tiger Mother versus Others
ABSTRACT: This paper is about Chinese immigrant parenting. Drawing on discourses of cultural ideals and living realities of Chinese immigrants, it sketches the complex cultural and contextual web of Chinese immigrant parenting, and explains why the...
Links among Coparenting Quality, Parental Gentle Guidance, and Toddlers' Social Emotional Competencies: Testing Direct, Mediational, and Moderational Models
ABSTRACT: The present study examined three hypothesized models that describe associations among coparenting quality (as perceived by both parents), parents' gentle guidance, and toddlers' social emotional competencies: Ca) direct associations; (b)...
Maternal Self-Efficacy and Family Adjustment in Households with Children with Serious Disability
ABSTRACT: Self-efficacy--the belief in one's capability to cope with life's challenges and achieve goals--is an important service objective in family centered practice with parents of children with disability. Yet, limited attention has been given...
Mom, Dad, Meet My Mate: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Introduction of Parents and Mates
ABSTRACT: Many studies focus on the role of parents in the selection of mates, with most showing that parents have influence, albeit variable, in this process. Within Western societies, individuals often present a potential mate to their parents. This...
Parenting a Child with Cancer: Perceptions of Adolescents and Parents of Adolescents and Younger Children Following Completion of Childhood Cancer Treatment
ABSTRACT: Objective: Research examining the impact of childhood cancer on parenting is limited. This qualitative study explored perceptions from adolescents and parents of the impact of childhood cancer on parenting 2-5 years post-end of treatment....
Sexual Orientation and the Desires and Intentions to Become Parents
ABSTRACT: This is the first study in Italy to evaluate parenting desires and intentions, the value of parenthood and individual perception of competence as a parent in an Italian sample of lesbian women (N = 201), gay men (N = 199) and heterosexual...
'What about the Fathers?' Bringing 'Dads on Board[TM]' with Their Infants and Toddlers Following Violence
ABSTRACT: This paper examines a group work intervention developed for fathers who had successfully participated in a men's behaviour change program and who wished to undertake further work to strengthen and improve the bond between themselves and their...
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