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Jeffrey K Shears

Director of JMSW/Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College
College of Health & Human Sciences

Department
Sociology & Social Work

Contact
Gibbs Hall 236
Education
BSWSocial Work / North Carolina A&T State University
M.S.Educational Administration and Supervision / North Carolina A&T State University
Ph.D.Social Work / University of Denver

Research Interests

Fathering and quantitative research methods

Recent Publications

  • Tanya Coakley, Schenita Randolph, Jeffrey Shears, Emily Beamon, Patrick Collins, Tia Sides (Parent–youth communication to reduce at-risk sexual behavior: A systematic literature review). pp. 1-16. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
  • Jeffrey Shears, JoAnn Robinson, Robert Emde (2002). (Fathering relationships and their associations with juvenile delinquency). (1-2) 23, pp. 79-87. Infant Mental Health Journal.
  • Jeffrey Shears, Rich Furman (2005). (Examining interpersonal relationship predictors of delinquency across ethnic and racial samples). (3-4) 22, pp. 281-299. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal.
  • Jeffrey Shears, Rich Furman (2005). (Examining Interpersonal Relationship Predictors Of Delinquency Across Ethnic and Racial Samples). (3-4) 22, pp. 281-299. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.
  • Jeffrey Shears, Joann Robinson (2005). (Fathering attitudes and practices: Influences on children's development). (1) 11, pp. 63-79. Child Care in Practice.
  • Jeffrey Shears, Jean Summers, Kimberly Boller, Gina Barclay-McLaughlin (2006). (Exploring Fathering Roles in Low-Income Families: The Influence of Intergenerational Transmission). (2) 87, pp. 259-268. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.
  • Robert Bradley, Jeffrey Shears, Lori Roggman, Catherine Tamis-LeMonda (2006). (Lessons Learned from Early Head Start for Fatherhood Research and Program Development). (2) 6, pp. 259-271. Parenting.
  • Robert Bradley, Jeffrey Shears, Lori Roggman, Catherine Tamis-LeMonda (2006). (Lessons Learned from Early Head Start for Fatherhood Research and Program Development). (2-3) 6, pp. 259-271. Parenting.
  • Cheri Vogel, Robert Bradley, Helen Raikes, Kimberly Boller, Jeffrey Shears (2006). (Relation Between Father Connectedness and Child Outcomes). (2) 6, pp. 189-209. Parenting.
  • Cheri Vogel, Robert Bradley, Helen Raikes, Kimberly Boller, Jeffrey Shears (2006). (Relation Between Father Connectedness and Child Outcomes). (2-3) 6, pp. 189-209. Parenting.
  • Jeffrey Shears, R. Edwards, L. Stanley (2006). (School Bonding and Substance Use in Rural Communities). (1) 30, pp. 6-18. Social Work Research.
  • Kimberly Boller, Robert Bradley, Natasha Cabrera, Helen Raikes, Barbara Pan, Jeffrey Shears, Lori Roggman (2006). (The Early Head Start Father Studies: Design, Data Collection, and Summary of Father Presence in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers). (2) 6, pp. 117-143. Parenting.
  • Kimberly Boller, Robert Bradley, Natasha Cabrera, Helen Raikes, Barbara Pan, Jeffrey Shears, Lori Roggman (2006). (The Early Head Start Father Studies: Design, Data Collection, and Summary of Father Presence in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers). (2-3) 6, pp. 117-143. Parenting.
  • Rich Furman, Jeffery Shears, Meredith Badinelli (2007). (Mexican men and their fathers: Analyzing and representing data through the research poem). (3) 20, pp. 141-151. Journal of Poetry Therapy.
  • Jeffrey Shears, L. Whiteside-Mansell, L. McKelvey, J. Selig (2008). (Assessing Mothers' and Fathers' Authoritarian Attitudes: The Psychometric Properties of a Brief Survey). (3) 32, pp. 179-184. Social Work Research.
  • Lorraine McKelvey, Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Richard Faldowski, Jeffrey Shears, Catherine Ayoub, Andrea Hart (2009). (Validity of the Short Form of the Parenting Stress Index for Fathers of Toddlers). (1) 18, pp. 102-111. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Sharon Portwood, Jeffrey Shears, Christopher Eichelberger, Lyndon Abrams (2010). (An Institute for Social Capital: Enhancing Community Capacity Through Datasharing). (2) 3, pp. 261-273. Child Indicators Research.
  • Jeffrey Shears (2010). (Benefits of a Male's Presence in the Classroom). (1) 13, pp. 66-70. NHSA Dialog.
  • Deborah Ceglowski, Jeffrey Shears, Richard Furman (2010). (“I Want Child Care He's Gonna Be Happy In”: A Case Study of a Father's Child Care Experiences). (1) 21, pp. 1-20. Early Education & Development.
  • Diana Rowan, Jeffrey Shears (2011). (HIV/AIDS Course Content in CSWE-Accredited Social Work Programs: A Survey of Current Curricular Practices). (2) 31, pp. 119-130. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.
  • Jeffrey Shears (2014). ( Fathers’ presence as a mediator of teacher’s gender effect on self-concept in young African-American males). (2) 17, pp. 58-67. NHSA Dialog.
  • Jeffrey Shears (2014). (Understanding key barriers to fathers' involvement in their children's lives). (4) 35, pp. 343-364. Child and Youth Services Review .
  • Sharon Portwood, Jeffrey Shears, Ellissa Nelson, Misty Thomas (2015). (Examining the impact of family services on homeless children). (4) 20, pp. 480-493. Child & Family Social Work.
  • Schenita Randolph, Tanya Coakley, Jeffrey Shears, Roland Thorpe (2017). (African-American Fathers' Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers to Father-Son Sexual Health Communication). Research in Nursing & Health.
  • Jeffrey Shears, Joshua Kirven, (2017). (Examining fatherhood in the black community). (Contemporary African American families) Routledge.
  • TERA HURT, Jeffrey Shears, MARGARET O'CONNOR, SHARON HODGE (2017). (Married Black men's observations of fathers' teachings about husbandhood). (1) 24, pp. 84-101. Personal Relationships.
  • Jeffrey Shears, Seongtae Kim, Joshua Kirven, Tanya Coakley (2020). (Fathers’ Reflections of Their Fathers: The Use of Text Mining to Find Meaning in Narratives). In HE Fitzgerald, K von Klitzing, N Cabrera, JS de Mendonça, and T, Skjøthaug, (Handbook of Fathers and Child Development: Prenatal to Preschool) pp. 65-88. Springer.