American Indian Perceptions of Paternal Responsibility
Native Americans, fragile families, paternal responsibility, American Indians, child support, visitation
Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this study examined the issue of American Indian nonresident father rights and obligations. Findings revealed that both American Indian mothers and fathers supported visitation rights, but decision-making rights were not highly supported unless the father was paying child support. Both American Indian parents were similar in their views regarding paternal responsibilities. Therefore, while general father involvement intervention strategies may work for American Indians, it is important for practitioners to explore how American Indians define paternal involvement and to what extent they are willing to allow the nonresident father to participate in all aspects of the child's life.
Original Publication Citation
Limb, G., & *Tobler, J. (2014). American Indian perceptions of paternal responsibility. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 24(2), 217-229
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Limb, Gordon and Tobler, Jerilyn, "American Indian Perceptions of Paternal Responsibility" (2014). Faculty Publications. 3090.
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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