Coping in a Group of Expectant Adolescent Fathers

  • Susan Panzarine
  • Arthur B. Elster
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


Adolescents represent a special subgroup of fathers who risk having parenting difficulties because of several situational and developmental factors.1 Few studies have explored these factors in a group of expectant adolescent fathers. Although research has begun on the special needs and concerns of these young men,2–5 few, if any, studies have been concerned with how adolescent fathers deal with the transition to parenthood. Since a significant number of these young fathers continue to be involved with their children,6 investigations into how they cope with this new role are needed.


Coping Strategy Information Seek Young Father Parenting Difficulty Emotional Discomfort 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Panzarine
    • 1
  • Arthur B. Elster
    • 2
  1. 1.School of NursingUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.College of MedicineUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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