Social Fatherhood : Conceptualizations, Compelling Research, and Future Directions.

Page Count
4
Year Published
1998
Author (Individual)
Day, Randal D.
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
PDF

The research on social fatherhood is complex, compelling, and vital to our understanding of family wellbeing. It is especially pertinent to the study of well-being in children. Initially, researchers used a simple explanatory model attempting to associate paternal presence/absence with isolated child outcomes. More recently, researchers and theorists have considered fathers' motivations, contexts,involvement, and enactment of the paternal role with greater complexity. (Author abstract)

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