Number 34: Parenting and families in Australia




Author:  Stephen R Zubrick, Grant J Smith, Jan M Nicholson, Ann V Sanson and Tanyana A Jackiewicz and the LSAC Research Consortium

This paper explores a number of topic areas in relation to infants and children in Australian families. The researchers used Wave 1 of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) dataset.

The paper examines:

  • parenting styles and family functioning
  • factors influencing parents' feelings and perceptions about the way they parent their children
  • the roles and contributions of parents who do not live with their children
  • feelings of stress and sources of social support for parents
  • the relationship of parenting practices to child outcomes.

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