Family relationships during adolescence and stepchildren’s educational attainment in young adulthood

Citation

King, Valarie; Prag, Brianne; & Lindstrom, Rachel (2018). Family relationships during adolescence and stepchildren's educational attainment in young adulthood. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. Denver, CO.

Abstract

The current study draws on Waves I and III from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) to examine how family relationships in stepfamilies during adolescence (between adolescents and their stepfathers, mothers, and nonresident biological fathers) are associated with stepchildren’s educational attainment in young adulthood (graduating from high school and attending or completing a four-year college). Using structural equation modeling, attention is paid to considering both the direct pathways from family relationships at Wave I to young adults educational attainment at Wave III, as well as indirect pathways through the adolescent’s perceptions of their mothers’ and stepfathers’ disappointment if they did not attend college, their grades, and how likely they thought they were to go to college.

URL

https://paa.confex.com/paa/2018/webprogrampreliminary/Paper22480.html

Keyword(s)

family stepfamilies adolescence education

Reference Type

Conference proceeding

Book Title

Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America

Series Title

Family relations and youth outcomes

Author(s)

King, Valarie
Prag, Brianne
Lindstrom, Rachel

Year Published

2018

City of Publication

Denver, CO

Reference ID

9315