Psychological Adjustment, Maladjustment, and Father-Child Relationships

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psychological adjustment & maladjustment & relationships, child development, fathers & their children, literature review


Psychological maladjustment among fathers and their offspring / attempts to provide a comprehensive review of the research literature documenting the extent to which paternal maladjustment has adverse consequences for children's development as well as the extent to which filial maladjustment is associated with various aspects of the father–child relationship / includes summaries of recent research on the etiology of conduct disorders, antisocial personality disorder, alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity, and eating disorders, with a special focus on associations with paternal characteristics.

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Psychological Adjustment, Maladjustment, and Father–Child Relationships. In M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The Role of the Father in Child Development, John Wiley & Sons Inc, p. 261-283