Based on Research Conducted at OSLC

A study that examined the differences in family-types on the parenting of young children.

Project Overview

The goal of this study, begun in 1995 by Dr. Beverly Fagot, was to examine family-type differences in parenting processes. Two hundred thirteen families, 41 stepmother families, 79 stepfather families, and 93 biological families participated when their son or daughter was 5 to 8 years old. Aspects of parenting and child development that were examined include: parental monitoring and instructions, peer relations, school progress, and gender differences.

Funder: National Institute of Mental Health

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