The influence of father involvement in adolescents' overall development in Taiwan
Father involvement, Academic achievement, Internalizing behavior, Externalizing behaviors, Adolescent, Taiwan
Western Studies show that father involvement is predictive of adolescent development; however, there are few studies that demonstrate this relationship in Chinese cultures, including Taiwan. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of father involvement on adolescents' development in areas of academic achievement, self-esteem, internalizing, and externalizing behaviors in Taiwan. This study utilized dyadic data of 1043 10th graders from wave 5 of a longitudinal study on adolescent development in Taiwan. The study utilized student reports of father involvement, child academic achievement, externalizing behaviors, internalizing behaviors, and self-esteem. Structural equation modeling results indicate father involvement significantly predicts child academic achievement, externalizing behaviors, internalizing behaviors, and self-esteem. Gender analysis shows that male adolescents exhibited more externalizing behaviors, whereas female adolescents exhibited more internalizing behaviors. The findings of this study provide evidence that father involvement is important for the overall wellbeing of adolescents in Chinese cultures.
Original Publication Citation
Su, L. P., *Kubricht, B. C., & Miller, R. B. (2017). The Influence of father involvement in adolescents' overall development in Taiwan. Journal of Adolescence, 59, 35-44.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Su, Li Ping; Kubricht, Bryan C.; and Miller, Rick B., "The influence of father involvement in adolescents' overall development in Taiwan" (2017). All Faculty Publications. 2568.
Journal of Adolescence
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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