Krohn, Franklin B.; Bogan, Zoe
December 2001
College Student Journal;Dec2001, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p598
Academic Journal
This paper examined the effects absent fathers have on their daughters' development and college attendance. The academic limitations females endure as a result of not having a present father figure are examined. The paper discusses a father's departure, which is a key factor since it reveals the different behavioral dimensions of fatherless daughters. There are distinct differences between the behavior of females who lost their fathers to death rather than those who lost him to separation or divorce. The ways in which they view the opposite sex, the outside world and themselves are forever tainted as a result of missing the key element of a father. This report concludes by providing examples of what internal factors can be used to replenish some of the nurturing that was lost when fathers depart.


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