The effect of fathers or father figures on child behavioral problems in families referred to child protective services.

@article{Marshall2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of fathers or father figures on child behavioral problems in families referred to child protective services.},
  author={D. Bradford Marshall and Diana J. English and Abigail J. Stewart},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          290-9
        }
}
This study examines some possible effects of the presence and quality of parent-child interaction of fathers and father figures on the behavior of young children in a sample of families reported to child protective services. Whereas the presence or absence of a father or father figure seemed to make little difference in child behavioral problems at age 4, lower levels of aggression and depression were observed for children by age 6 if an adult male in some form of father-like relationship was… CONTINUE READING
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