Journal of Marriage and Family (J MARRIAGE FAM)

Publisher: National Council on Family Relations, Wiley

Journal description

The Journal of Marriage and the Family has been the leading research journal in the family field for 60 years. It features original research and theory, research interpretation and reviews, critical discussion concerning all aspects of marriage and the family, and book reviews. It is the journal of the National Council on Family Relations.

Current impact factor: 3.01

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2009 Impact Factor 1.553

Additional details

5-year impact 2.62
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.55
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 1.27
Website Journal of Marriage and Family website
Other titles Journal of marriage and the family, Journal of marriage and family, Journal of marriage & the family
ISSN 0022-2445
OCLC 1641520
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

  • No preview · Article · Dec 2016 · Journal of Marriage and Family
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    ABSTRACT: The authors examined the extent to which parent involvement in Head Start programs predicted changes in both parent and child outcomes over time, using a nationally representative sample of 1,020 three-year-old children over 3 waves of the Family and Child Experiences Survey. Center policies that promote involvement predicted greater parent involvement, and parents who were more involved in Head Start centers demonstrated increased cognitive stimulation and decreased spanking and controlling behaviors. In turn, these changes in parenting behaviors were associated with gains in children’s academic and behavioral skills. These findings suggest that Head Start programs should do even more to facilitate parent involvement because it can serve as an important means for promoting both parent and child outcomes.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Marriage and Family
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    ABSTRACT: Using recent data from the American Community Survey, the author investigated how the dynamics of immigration influence our understanding of the adoption-schooling relationship. The results suggest that implications of immigrant and adoption statuses could be understood within specific familial contexts. Thus, no statistical differences were found in the outcomes of foreign-born adoptees in U.S. native families and their peers with immigrant parents. Instead, the most favorable patterns of schooling progress were found among U.S.-born adoptees living in immigrant families. Among immigrants, the analysis indicated similar patterns of achievement among Hispanic and White adoptees that are inconsistent with the predictions of segmented assimilation theory. However, there was a Hispanic disadvantage relative to Whites among immigrant children living with biological and stepparents. The article concludes with a discussion of the implications of these findings for kinship selection and assimilation processes and the contention that alternative theoretical frameworks should be used to understand the implications of adoption status.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Marriage and Family
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    ABSTRACT: Young South African fathers are often engaged in their children's lives even if they do not live together. Using longitudinal data on children (n = 1,209) from the Cape Town area, the authors show that although only 26% of young fathers live with their children, 66% of nonresidential fathers maintain regular contact, and 61% provide financial support. The father–child relationship, however, is embedded in broader family ties. The type of father–mother relationship is strongly associated with whether fathers coreside with their children but not with fathers' contact with nonresidential children. Close mother and maternal grandmother bonds reduce the likelihood that fathers live with their children, whereas close ties between fathers and paternal grandmothers increase the chance that fathers visit nonresidential children. Family ties do not affect fathers' financial contributions, which are driven by men's current economic situation. These findings illustrate that father–child relationships are best understood in the context of interacting family systems.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Journal of Marriage and Family