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

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Day, Randal D.
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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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