Welcome to the Black Fatherhood & Families

Research Repository!

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Coleman, A., O'Neil, J. M., Caldwell, C. H., & Ferris, A. M. (2019). Black fathers matter: The role of paternal closeness on adolescent male obesity. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 20(2), 174–181. https://doi.org/10.1037/men0000183

Cooper, S. M., Ross, L., Dues, A., Golden, A. R., & Burnett, M. (2019). Intergenerational factors, fatherhood beliefs, and African American fathers’ involvement: Building the case for a mediated pathway. Journal of Family Issues, 40(15), 2047-2075. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X19849629

Cooper, S. M., Smalls-Glover, C., Neblett, E. W., & Banks, K. H. (2015). Racial socialization practices among African American fathers: A profile-oriented approach. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 16(1), 11.  https://doi.org/10.1037/a0035654

Cooper, S. M. (2009). Associations between father-daughter relationship quality and the academic engagement of African American adolescent girls: Self-esteem as a mediator?. Journal of Black Psychology, 35(4), 495-516. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095798409339185

Cooper, S. M., Banerjee, M., Griffin, C. B., Glover, C. S., Shaheed, J., McBride, M., & Burnett, M. A. (2019). African American fathers’ race-related discussions with their children: Associations with racial identity beliefs and sociodemographic factors. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(10), 2800-2812. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01460-2


Cooper, S. M., Metzger, I., Georgeson, A., Golden, A. R., Burnett, M., & White, C. N. (2019). Communicative support and parental knowledge among African American residential fathers: Longitudinal associations with adolescent substance use. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(12), 3433-3445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01525-2

Julion, W. A., Sumo, J. N., & Bounds, D. T. (2018). A tripartite model for recruiting African‐Americans into fatherhood intervention research. Public Health Nursing, 35(5), 420-426. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12411.

Julion, W. A., Breitenstein, S. M., & Waddell, D. (2012). Fatherhood intervention development in collaboration with African American non‐resident fathers. Research in Nursing & Health, 35(5), 490-506.  https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21492

Julion, W., Gross, D., Barclay‐McLaughlin, G., & Fogg, L. (2007). “It's not just about MOMMAS”: African‐American non‐resident fathers' views of paternal involvement. Research in Nursing & Health, 30(6), 595-610.  https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20223

Julion, W. A., Bounds, D. T., Breitenstein, S. M., Schoeny, M., Gross, D., & Fogg, L. (2016). Study protocol for a randomized clinical trial of a fatherhood intervention for African American non-resident fathers: Can we improve father and child outcomes?. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 49, 29-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2016.05.005

Doyle, O., Joe, S., & Caldwell, C. H. (2012). Ethnic differences in mental illness and mental health service use among Black fathers. American Journal of Public Health, 102(S2), S222-S231. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300446

Doyle, O., Clark Goings, T., Cryer‐Coupet, Q. R., Lombe, M., Stephens, J., & Nebbitt, V. E. (2017). Paternal caregivers’ parenting practices and psychological functioning among African American youth living in urban public housing. Family Process, 56(3), 752-765. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12221

Doyle, O., Goldston, D. B., Dzirasa, E., Fontes, M., Estroff, S., & Burriss, A. (2014). “You gotta have a good help mate”: African American fathers’ co-parenting experiences. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 15(4), 377. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0034732

Doyle, O., Magan, I., Cryer-Coupet, Q. R., Goldston, D. B., & Estroff, S. E. (2016). “Don’t wait for it to rain to buy an umbrella:” The transmission of values from African American fathers to sons. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 17(4), 309. https://doi.org/10.1037/men0000028

Doyle, O., Clark, T. T., Cryer-Coupet, Q., Nebbitt, V. E., Goldston, D. B., Estroff, S. E., & Magan, I. (2015). Unheard voices: African American fathers speak about their parenting practices. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 16(3), 274. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0038730

Cryer-Coupet, Q. R., Dorsey, M. S., Lemmons, B. P., & Hope, E. C. (2020). Examining multiple dimensions of father involvement as predictors of risk-taking intentions among black adolescent females. Children and Youth Services Review, 108, 104604.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104604

Jackson, A. P., Choi, J. K., & Preston, K. S. (2019). Harsh parenting and Black boys' behavior problems: single mothers' parenting stress and nonresident fathers' involvement. Family Relations, 68(4), 436-449.  https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12373

Bamishigbin Jr, O. N., Schetter, C. D., & Stanton, A. L. (2019). The antecedents and consequences of adolescent fatherhood: A systematic review. Social Science & Medicine, 232, 106-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.04.031

McLeod, B. A., Johnson Jr, W. E., Cryer-Coupet, Q. R., & Mincy, R. B. (2019). Examining the longitudinal effects of paternal incarceration and coparenting relationships on sons' educational outcomes: A mediation analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 100, 362-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.03.010

Coakley, T. M., Washington, T., & Gruber, K. (2018). Assessing child welfare agency practices and attitudes that affect father engagement. Journal of Social Service Research, 44(3), 365-374. https://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2018.1476286

McLeod PhD, MSW, B. A. (2020). “Hello group, I need advice”: A Textual Analysis of Black Fathers' Help‐Seeking Posts on Facebook. Family Relations, 69(5), 944-955. DOI:10.1111/fare.12500

Allen, Q. (2016). ‘Tell your own story’: manhood, masculinity and racial socialization among black fathers and their sons. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39(10), 1831-1848. doi: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1110608

Henson, A. (2020). Desistance, persistence, resilience and resistance: A qualitative exploration of how Black fathers with criminal records navigate employer discrimination. Punishment & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/1462474520976964