FRPN Research Brief: Including Measures of Commitment to Fatherhood in Evaluations of Fatherhood Programs.

Page Count
9
Year Published
2018
Author (Individual)
Fagan
Jay.
Author (Organization)
Fatherhood Research & Practice Network.
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English

This research brief examines two aspects of low-income, nonresidential fathers' commitment to the parenting role: self-reports of the importance of the father role and perceptions of validation from others for being a good parent. The findings of this study show that both types of commitment to the father role are associated with fathers' reports of having a close relationship with his child(ren). Only validation from others is related to fathers' engagement in child-related activities. The implications of these findings for fatherhood programs are discussed in the brief.  (Author abstract)  

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