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Author: Zaff, Jonathan
Resulting in 3 citations.
1. Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta
Moore, Kristin Anderson
Capps, Randolph C.
Zaff, Jonathan
The Influence of Father Involvement on Youth Risk Behaviors Among Adolescents: A Comparison of Native-Born and Immigrant Families
Social Science Research 35,1 (March 2006): 181-209.
Also: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X04000845
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Fathers and Sons; Fathers, Involvement; Immigrants; Modeling, Logit; Risk-Taking

This study explores how father involvement is associated with adolescent risk behaviors among youth in first, second, and third-generation families in US. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997 (Rounds One–Three), and discrete time logit regressions, we find that father involvement predicts a reduced likelihood of subsequent engagement in risky behaviors among adolescents. Being a first-generation immigrant youth is also associated with reduced risky behaviors. Two-way interaction models indicate that father involvement matters more for sons than for daughters. Two-way interaction models also indicate that father involvement does not interact with immigration status to predict adolescent risky behaviors, but is significant for adolescents in immigrant and native-born families. These findings are preliminary because of two important limitations. First, these data did not capture country of origin variations, and the analyses did not take into consideration cultural differences in parenting among immigrant groups that are likely to influence adolescent outcomes. A strength is that all analyses control for maternal involvement.
Bibliography Citation
Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta, Kristin Anderson Moore, Randolph C. Capps and Jonathan Zaff. "The Influence of Father Involvement on Youth Risk Behaviors Among Adolescents: A Comparison of Native-Born and Immigrant Families." Social Science Research 35,1 (March 2006): 181-209.
2. Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta
Zaff, Jonathan
Effects of Father Involvement on Adolescent Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Born Families
Presented: Atlanta, GA, Population Association of America Annual Meetings, May 2002
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Family Background; Family History; Fathers, Involvement; Immigrants; Risk-Taking

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

While there has been growing interest in father-adolescent relationships, much needs to be learned to determine how the quality of father involvement impacts youth risk behaviors. Current findings have provided only a preliminary picture and even less is known about the impact of father involvement on immigrant youth. Immigrant children constitute one of the fastest growing child populations in the U.S. Therefore, examining how father involvement is related to risk behaviors among this sub-population with unique needs is important for policy makers, practitioners and parents. We present three hypotheses that have been supported by our preliminary analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, (1997-1999) and which will be tested using a Cox regression analysis: 1) high levels of father involvement are related to reduced levels of risk behaviors; 2) immigrant status reduces the likelihood of risk behaviors; 3) father involvement moderates the relationship between immigration status and risk behaviors.
Bibliography Citation
Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta and Jonathan Zaff. "Effects of Father Involvement on Adolescent Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Born Families." Presented: Atlanta, GA, Population Association of America Annual Meetings, May 2002.
3. Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta
Zaff, Jonathan
Moore, Kristin Anderson
Father Involvement and Youth Transition into Risky Behaviors in Immigrant and Native-Born Families
Presented: Minneapolis, MN, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 2003
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Behavioral Problems; Fathers, Involvement; Immigrants

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

This study explores how father involvement is related to adolescent risk behaviors among youth in first and second-generation immigrant families and US native-born families. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study or Youth (1997 - 1999) and discrete time regressions, we test three hypotheses: 1) high levels of father involvement are related to reduced likelihood of engaging in risk behaviors; 2) immigrant status (being first or second-generation youth) reduces the likelihood of involvement in risky behaviors; and 3) father involvement interacts with immigration status, race or gender in its effects on youth risk behaviors. Findings indicate that father involvement, and being an immigrant youth (1st or 2nd gen) is associated with reduced risky behaviors. Two-way interactions indicate that father involvement does not interact with gender, race or youth immigration status in predicting risky behaviors.
Bibliography Citation
Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta, Jonathan Zaff and Kristin Anderson Moore. "Father Involvement and Youth Transition into Risky Behaviors in Immigrant and Native-Born Families." Presented: Minneapolis, MN, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 2003.