The purpose of this study was to explore the possibility of whether fathers are likely to be involved with their children during post-natal stages (0-6 months) if they are involved with the mother during the pre-natal stages. This correlation research design explored the associations of pre-natal and post-natal involvement ages 0-6 months. The collected data addressed the types and frequency of interactions that fathers have with mothers and the types and frequency of involvement that fathers have with their child(ren). The research reported on the outcome of the collected data, described the correlation between pre-natal and post-natal involvement, and highlighted strengths and limitations of the study. Recommendations were made to service providers to assist in the efforts to increase paternal involvement. The study offered insight into the growing phenomenon of paternal involvement.
|Commitee:||Gamber, Victoria A., Harris, Sandra M., Vail, Thomas C.|
|Department:||School of Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 69/08, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Developmental psychology, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Absent fathers, Father involvement, Paternal involvement, Postnatal, Prenatal|
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