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FATHER INVOLVEMENT IN ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT. Edition No. 1
VDM Publishing House, March 2009, Pages: 152
The functions and roles of father have changed
dramatically over recent years and across cultures,
as the roles of woman evolve towards greater
economic independence. These growing major changes
offer the possibility of a new quality relationship
between fathers and their adolescent children.
Father involvement is essential to ensure healthy
child development, cognitive, intellectual
development, academic achievement and psychological
adjustment in adolescence and a growing salient
research has emphasized that father involvement may
be related to a relationship with their children and
effect of their role on adolescent development.
With the potential influence in the early life of
adolescent, fathers who can maintain healthy and
effective communication with their children can
significantly support their children in dealing with
the pressure of difficult aspects of growing up.
The aim of this study helps father to establish good
communication and relationship with their children
so that help them to become aware of their children
development and needs during adolescence.
Ercan Kocayörük is assistant professor in the Department of
Psychological Counseling and Guidance at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart
University, Turkey. His research focuses on the effects of family
and peer relations on adolescent development. He is also
experienced in counseling applications in the domains of
education and school settings.