Data previously available from Research Connections are now available from the Child & Family Data Archive. Child care and early education research, publications and other resources remain on Research Connections.

For the best experience, please use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

African American fathers' contributions to children's early academic achievement: Evidence from two-parent families from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Baker, Claire E.
Date Issued: January, 2014
Description: This study utilized a large sample (N=750) of 2-parent families from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort to examine the contributions of African American fathers' home literacy involvement, play activities, and caregiving at 24 months to children's reading and math achievement in preschool. After family characteristics and child characteristics were controlled for, both mother and father characteristics predicted child achievement. Mother age predicted math achievement but not reading. Furthermore, even after mother predictors were entered into the hierarchical regressions, fathers' education and home literacy involvement also significantly predicted achievement. African American fathers who engaged in more frequent shared book reading, telling stories, singing songs, and provided more children's books in their homes at 24 months had children with better reading and math scores in preschool. Practice or Policy: These findings support growing evidence that fathers contribute to child development. Implications for research on early academic achievement in ethnically diverse samples are discussed. (author abstract)
show entire record ↓
Journal Title: Early Education and Development
Volume Number: 25
Issue Number: 1
Page Range: 19-35
Topics: Children & Child Development > Child Development & School Readiness

Parents & Families > Involvement In Child Care & Early Education > Parent-Child

Parents & Families > Parent/Family Characteristics
Country: United States
ISSN: 1040-9289 Paper
1556-6935 Online
Peer Reviewed: yes
hide record ↑

Related Datasets are available in the Child and Family Data Archive

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Birth Cohort, 2001-2002, Preschool Data [United States]

Our Search Engine Recommends...

what is this? These resources were found by comparing the title, description, and topics of the currently selected resource to the rest of the Research Connections holdings.

Fathers' and mothers' home literacy involvement and children's cognitive and social emotional development: Implications for family literacy programs Reports & Papers
Fathers' and mothers' language acculturation and parenting practices: Links to Mexican American children's academic readiness Reports & Papers
African American and Hispanic fathers' work characteristics and preschool children's cognitive development Reports & Papers
Mexican mothers' English proficiency and children's school readiness: Mediation through home literacy involvement Reports & Papers
The role of home literacy practices in preschool children's language and emergent literacy skills Reports & Papers

Disclaimer: Use of the above resource is governed by Research Connections' Terms of Use.