Fatherhood

Masters
Essay
People
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Download 0
The purpose of this paper is to examine and discuss "the nature of the claiming process for fathers. This is a:"critical but poorly understood "(Marsiglio, 2004 -10) concept, that has been and continues to be studied and analyzed by Marsiglio and several other distinguished and reputable researchers…

Introduction

.. The methodology for this study is to examine 'what makes a man a father' with reference to psychological, critical psychological and sociological perspectives.
The literature search for psychological information regarding fathers, parenting and other topics that related to 'the nature of the claiming process for fathers' revealed a number of journal articles, books and articles in popular magazines like Psychology Today.
Beaton, Doherty and Rueter (2003) conducted a detailed study designed to examine "family of origin processes and attitudes of expectant fathers" Methodology for the study included structural equation modeling and multiple regression analysis with a sample of 152 couples. The 'eco systemic model of fathering was tested and used to examine the 'relative strength of the modeling hypothesis and the compensation hypothesis for linking these constructs."
The authors discovered that expectant fathers "who were either very close to their parents of very distant from their parents during childhood had more positive attitudes about father involvement." The authors of this study also note that "expectant fathers who believed their own fathers were competent in their paternal roles, had stronger attitudes about fatherhood. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Review Sarah Rutherford's (2001) article on 'sameness difference' in male and female management styles. What conclusions does she reach what contribution does
Aside from such court cases, there is also an ongoing public discussion of the possible limits for the equality between men and women (Halford and Leonard, 2001; Karsten, 1993). Indeed, as when placed in similar circumstances men and women may tend to behave in different ways, it is necessary to have a better knowledge of existing difference and, also importantly, of sameness between general…
Racial Equality in Employment
By 11th century the Normans became the rulers of England for many years. Hence, indeed, there is a Norman element in Britain. After the Normans stopped ruling England no other ethnic groups made significant inroads to Britain (Trevelyan).…
Modern Family
Women have travelled a long way in the past 50 years as compared to their male counterparts and embark changes in the lifestyles. In the present era, women are getting married later and giving birth later in life; they make up 50 percent of the work force and also have immensely shifted the roles in families. This move of women is in the direction of equality. Besides performing the role as a good…
Gender and Sexuality Essay
The concept of patriarchy arises from such theorizing. Parents thus have a socially constructed world view of gender which is transmitted to a child at birth which transmits to adulthood. Gender then influences all relationships and development in human lives. Traditional attitude to gender, too, is defined in terms of strictly defined categories. While men are supposed to be rational, stoic,…
Contemporary Parenting in Europe
Some of the problems are changes in mothering and fathering roles in the conventional heterosexual parenting, dual income household running, childcare, gay and lesbian parenting, divorce and remarriage, stepfamilies, pornography and sex related problems, alcohol, drugs and substance abuse, abortion, judicial leniency, abuse, individual family parenting policies and last but not least, the…
Fatherhood
. The methodology for this study is to examine 'what makes a man a father' with reference to psychological, critical psychological and sociological perspectives.…
Human Rights and Refugee Convention
These persons are not technically asylum seekers as they are making a claim under the Refugee Convention; therefore this adds additional, albeit limited protections, to persons in fear of abuse. So for the purposes of this discussion they will be defined as asylum seekers. Persons who are looking for a safe place to enjoy their life and freedoms and in some cases obtain their basic needs, i.e.,…