Gifts had lower levels of closeness to their stepfathers than did boys.
We found that variables related to fanny roles and parental subsystem characteristics were the most influential in terms of how close children reported being to their stepfathers. Variables dealing with family resources were not found to be very meaningful.
The current study examined how perceptions of mattering to nonresidential biological fathers (nonresidential fathers) and mattering to residential stepfathers (stepfathers) relate to mental health problems in a sample of adolescents in stepfather families.
Comparatively little work has addressed the contribution of nonresidential fathers and stepfathers (Cabrera et al.) despite their increasing prevalence (Bumpass, Raley, & Sweet, 1995).
(3,5,8) Future investigations should attempt to uncover direct or indirect links between relationships with stepfathers and teenagers' sexual behavior.
Therefore, in this study, we examine the family involvement framework by exploring the link between adolescents' perceptions of closeness to stepfathers and attitudes toward sexual behavior.
Of those six out of 100 have no contact with their fathers and 17 per cent of those men looking after children are stepfathers
Of those, six out of 100 have no contact with their fathers and 17% of those men looking after children are stepfathers
However, our understanding of stepfathers
remains scant, despite Census data indicating that approximately 4.4 million children currently live in stepfamilies in the U.S.
[USA] Sep 24( ANI ): Long-held assumptions that stepfathers
are more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents - dubbed the 'Cinderella effect' have been challenged by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
A 19-year-old boy from Aurora, Colorado, has been charged with killing his stepfather
by stabbing him with a knife.
Guglielmi also said that detectives were trying to determine if there was some kind of encounter between the stepfathers
vehicle and the gunmans vehicle earlier that morning that prompted the shooting.