Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Single fathers; Parent-student counselor relationships;
This paper uses current published literature to determine characteristics of single father headed households in comparison to the characteristics of single mother headed households, as well as the effects of being raised by a single custodial father. The general characteristics of single father headed households that are examined include: family resources, role strain, parenting style, and support from others. Behavior, academic performance, and relationships and social development of children of single custodial fathers are briefly examined to explore the effects of being raised by a single custodial father. Implications for school counselors working with single custodial fathers and their children are also included.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Michael D. Waggoner
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©2003 Nicole M. Gebel
Gebel, Nicole M., "Single custodial fathers : effects on families and implications for school counselors" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 730.