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Parenting & Family Research Center

Fathering Practices and Positive Adolescent Development within African American Families

Principle Investigator Shauna Cooper

Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, this investigation is a secondary analysis of African American adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY97), a multi-wave nationally-representative study of children residing in the United States. Specifically, this investigation utilizes a latent profile analytic approach to examine father-specific parenting processes in African American families and contributions to positive youth outcomes.