Factors Associated With Perceptions of Family Belonging Among Adolescents

Valarie King, Lisa M. Boyd

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Adolescents' perceptions of family belonging are associated with several well-being indicators, yet we know little about which factors influence these perceptions or how they differ by family structure. The current study uses nationally representative data from Add Health to examine predictors of adolescents' perceptions of family belonging in two-biological-parent families (n = 9,686). The results are compared to a recent study using Add Health that examined family belonging in married mother–stepfather families. Findings suggest both similarities and differences across family structure in the factors associated with family belonging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1114-1130
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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