Fathers influence help teenage daughter with math and son’s with language.Father’s love always has a special influence on young adults. It can boost the math’s grades of the teenage daughter, it may improve the language skills in the son, researchers said.
Fathers who are from low-income families support their teenagers in ways that result in greater optimism, self-efficacy, and, ultimately, higher achievement at schoolas the study found.
This is even true for men with low levels of education and those who were not proficient enough in English to help their children with their homework.
From the University of Texas in the US Marie-Anne Suizzo said ‘Low-income fathers affect their adolescents’ beliefs about themselves, their future, and these beliefs influence their achievement by increasing their determination.’
The study said these positive affects both sons and daughters, albeit in different ways. The experience of their father’s warmth first influences daughters’ sense of optimism and then turns over into their feeling to become more determined and certain about their academic abilities. This in turn leads to better math grades.
There is a more direct link between the father’s involvement and teenage boy’s belief in their ability to succeed on the academic front.
The researchers explained that Fathers’ involvement with teenage boys’ belief in their ability to succeed on the academic front, results in heightened self-confidence and their success in English language, arts classes,
Suizzo suggested because of the positive influence these emotions have on their well-being counselors and educators should encourage fathers to communicate warmth and acceptance to their children.
In the study, published in the journal Sex Roles, the team analyzed 183 sixth-graders from low-income, ethnic minority families. They were asked about how optimistic and motivated they were about their schoolwork, and how their experiences were with their fathers.