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October 24 RQ - Name Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 October 22...

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Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 October 22 Reading Questions Cabrera 2000: 1. a. What are some outcomes associated with father absence? poor school achievement, diminished involvement in the labor force, early childbearing, and heightened levels of risk-taking behavior b. How does father absence affect boys and girls differently? Boys-problems in the areas of sex-role and gender-identity development, school performance, psychosocial ad- justment, and self-control Girls- problems for girls are less intensive, and dramatic 2. Identify and briefly describe three dimensions of father involvement. a. Accessibility- a father’s availability to the child b. Engagement- the way a father interacts with the child c. Responsibility- the way the father organizes his child’s life 3. What is some evidence that simply the amount of father involvement is not linked with desirable outcomes? Some fathers who spend less time with their children but spend
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