Single Parenting And the Impact on Academic Achievement. By Pamela Ledbetter & Francene Leonce. Table of Contents. Page Introduction 1 Statement of the Problem 2 Review of Related Literature 3 Statement of the Hypothesis 5
Statement of the Problem 2
Review of Related Literature 3
Statement of the Hypothesis 5
Some of these factors are:
In contrast, there are a few studies that believe that the single parent household may not have as widespread and adverse an effect as is publicized. Findings suggest that conventional wisdom may exaggerate the detrimental effects of father absence (Debell, 2007). This study seemed to imply that once the socio-economic factors are controlled there is a much lessened effect on the academic performance and all around well-being of the child. Other studies suggest that much of the previous research has focused on the negative consequences for children (Glenn & Kramer, 1985). This focus and emphasis is primarily due to society’s negative reception of the single parent model and view of it as a deviation from the cultural ideal.