The Effects of Nonresident Father Involvement on Offspring Well-Being during the Transition to Adulthood
Mindy E. Scott, Pennsylvania State University
Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study examines the influence of nonresident father involvement and father-offspring relationship quality on multiple dimensions of offspring well-being during the transition to adulthood. Previous research suggests that nonresident father involvement is positively related to a number of indicators of childhood and adolescent well-being. It is less clear how father’s involvement influences well-being during the transition to adulthood. This study seeks to improve our understanding of the link between nonresident father involvement and young adult offspring well-being, while also accounting for a number of additional factors including the mother-offspring relationship and mother involvement that may be related to levels of nonresident father involvement and offspring well-being during the transition to adulthood.