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Mind the Gap: The expectation and reality of involved fatherhood

Abstract:

It is now the expectation within the UK that fathers will be actively involved in the birth and care of their offspring; they will be “involved fathers”. However, studies have shown that a gap exists between this expectation and the reality. Using qualitative and quantitative techniques this study aims to explore the reasons for this disparity by documenting the experiences of 15 first-time fathers over an 8 month period from 7 months gestation to 6 months post-birth. Analysis of questionnair...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3149/fth.1301.36

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Funding agency for:
Machin, AJ
Publisher:
Men's Studies Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Fathering: a journal of theory and research about men as parents Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
36-59
Publication date:
2015
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ISSN:
1933-026X
URN:
uuid:b42e27f4-6f0f-4e7a-a4e8-801b2e8063e5
Source identifiers:
533228
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pubs:533228

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