Impact of Fatherlessness on Academic Achievement, Delinquent Behavior, Sexual Behavior and Attachment Style

Jasmine N Scott, Tennessee State University

Abstract

Fatherlessness has become a concept that has been discussed in a number of entities. Previous research has been conducted to examine how the absence of fathers in the home affects the lives and development of their children. However, there remains an important gap in the current literature regarding the relationship between fatherlessness and academic achievement, delinquent behavior, sexual behavior, and attachment styles, collectively. Therefore, the purpose of the proposed study is to examine that impact along with examining race/ethnicity and gender as it relates to fatherlessness. This quantitative study will utilize a survey to gather the data from approximately 200 college age participants. Findings from this research will help clarify if there is indeed a relationship between the above-mentioned variables. This would be an important contribution to the existing literature and would enhance social change initiatives through the potential creation of intervention programs (i.e. mentoring or social skill development) to assist in bridging the gaps in adolescent development as well as behavior. ^

Subject Area

Behavioral psychology|Personality psychology

Recommended Citation

Jasmine N Scott, "Impact of Fatherlessness on Academic Achievement, Delinquent Behavior, Sexual Behavior and Attachment Style" (2017). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI10288093.
https://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI10288093

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