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Effects of Fathers` Parenting Involvement and Parenting Behaviors on Child Happiness
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Effects of Fathers` Parenting Involvement and Parenting Behaviors on Child Happiness
Jang, Young Ae; Kim, Sang Lim;
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The study examined the effects of fathers` parenting involvement and parenting behaviors on child happiness. A total of 270 elementary school students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades (139 boys and 131 girls) participated in the study and completed the questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, analyses of variances, correlation coefficients, and multiple regression. Fathers` parenting involvement and parenting behaviors did not differ by gender and grades, but child happiness partially differed in response to those factors. Additionally, child happiness was significantly positively correlated with fathers` parenting involvement and parenting behaviors. Moreover, fathers involvement in leisure activities, daily-life guidance, and study guidance, as well as their being warm receptive and rejective restrictive parenting behaviors were found to be significant variables influencing child happiness. Overall, the results of this study suggest fathers` play important roles in child happiness and that development of an education program for fathers is warranted.
fathers` parenting involvement;fathers` parenting behaviors;happiness;
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