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Title
Adult non-response bias from a child perspective : using child reports to estimate father's non-response
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Abstract
Most parenting research on paternal involvement uses data from a father perspective. Nevertheless, research on bias in father non-response is scarce. In this study, we examine the non-response bias of fathers, hypothesizing that fathers who engage in parenting studies might already be fathers who are more involved with their children than fathers who do not engage in these studies. Furthermore, we expect a double non-response bias by sociodemographic characteristics of the father, which impacts both paternal participation as well as paternal involvement. Using the multi-actor dataset from the Divorce in Flanders-project, which provides data from children whose fathers actually participated (N = 461) as well as data from children whose fathers did not (N = 137) with children reporting on paternal involvement, we are able to test our hypotheses. Results confirm our first hypothesis, indicating that non-participating fathers are significantly more uninvolved than participating fathers. Regarding our second hypothesis, an indirect effect of fathers educational level and age on non-response was revealed for one out of three indicators of paternal involvement.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Social science research: a quarterly journal of social science methodology and quantitative research. - New York
Publication
New York : 2015
ISSN
0049-089X
Volume/pages
49(2015), p. 31-41
ISI
000346107000003
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 08.08.2017
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