Research on early fathers and mothers involvement and childs later educational outcomes

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In 2004, the British Journal of Educational Psychology releases a report on a research that was conducted by Eirini Flouri and Ann Buchanan dealing with the correlation of early interaction of parents and the future assessment of their children in school. Previous to this article, little research was given to the individual long-term contribution that early parent involvement had in a child’s success in school. Flouri and Buchanan had three particular goals in mind while completing this research: (1) To explore the role of early father involvement in children's later educational attainment independently of the role of early mother involvement and other confounds, (2) to investigate whether gender and family structure moderate the…show more content…
Of those, 3,303 were included in the final analysis (www.ingentaselect.com). The participation of the of the mother/ father was conveyed as an independent variable; were as child factors such as: emotional/ behavioral problems, cognitive ability and academic motivation are labeled as being the dependant variable. The study mainly monitored the interaction between fathers and children at the ages of 7, 11, 16, and 33. Being considered an involved father is describe as a father who reads to his child, takes outings with his child, is interested in his child's education and takes a role equal to mother's in managing his child. He may or may not live with the child's mother, and he may or may not be the biological father to the child (www.literacytrust.org.uk). They presented their findings in a qualitative manner. The results were as followed: 1.     Father involvement in childhood is associated with both good father-child relations in adolescence and later marital satisfaction in adult life, even after controlling for mother involvement, mother-child relations and known confounds. 2. Father involvement in childhood was negatively associated with adolescent delinquency in boys, even after controlling for mother involvement and known confounds. 3. Father involvement in childhood
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