Family Dynamics of the Stay-at-Home Father and Working Mother Relationship.

Journal Name
American Journal Of Men's Health (Online First Publication)
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Year Published
Author (Individual)
Rushing, C.
Powell, L.
Resource Type
Journal Article
A phenomenological qualitative study was utilized to explore family dynamics in stay-at-home father and working mother households. A total of 20 working mothers were asked to describe family interactions and daily routines with regard to their stay-at-home father and working mother dynamic. All participants were married, heterosexual women with biological children ages 1 to 4 and who worked outside the home and the father stayed home as primary caretaker and did not contribute financially. The study indicated that the family dynamic of a working mother and stay-at-home father provided a positive parent-child relationship, enhanced parenting cohesion, and enhanced quality time. (Author abstract)

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