Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationship between father absence and depression, sexual attitudes, and substance use on adolescents. Data were collected from forty-nine high school students (28 males, 21 females) from ninth to twelfth grade from a private high school in Pennsylvania. The Beck Depression Inventory-II was used to measure levels of depression. A sexual attitudes and substance use, and family demographic survey were also administered. The results of this study provided no support for the hypothesized relationship between adolescent adjustment and father absence. Father absence did not significantly predicted sexual attitudes, depression or substance use. No significant gender differences were found. Conclusions and recommendations for future research were discussed.
Father and child
Behavioral assessment of teenagers
Hurtack, Nicole M., "Effects of Father Absence on Adolescent Depression, Sexual Attitudes, and Substance Use" (2008). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 80.