Resident Fathers’ Perceptions of their Roles and Links to Involvement with Infants

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodSep 1 2006

This journal article (Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers) reports on a study that used a sample of resident fathers in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (nine-month study) to examine how fathers’ perceptions of the importance of the father role to children are associated with father involvement with infants in five domains: caregiving activities, paternal warmth, nurturing activities, physical care, and cognitively stimulating activities.