We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site

wrapper

Growing Up in Scotland: Father-child relationships and child socio-emotional wellbeing

Growing Up in Scotland: Father-child relationships and child socio-emotional wellbeing

Monday, March 13, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528537

This report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland longitudinal study to explore the quality of father-child relationships as perceived by children aged 10 years old, the factors predicting less positive father-child relationships, and how father-child relationships relate to other aspects of children’s wellbeing.

Executive Summary

As part of the Year of the Dad 2016, the Scottish Government, in collaboration with Fathers network Scotland, commissioned researchers from the University of Glasgow to produce a research report providing insight into the nature of father-child relationships in Scotland. The report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland longitudinal study to explore the quality of father-child relationships as perceived by children aged 10 years old. The factors predicting less positive father-child relationships are examined, as well as exploring how father-child relationships relate to other aspects of children’s wellbeing.