The Role of Father Involvement in Personality Change in Men across the Transition to Parenthood
adult development, father involvement, personality change, transition to parenthood
While an active father gains rewards form his involvement, he is likely to experience some disappointing consequences, as well. This study finds that fathers of boys decreased in self-esteem across the transition to parenthood. This change in self-esteem is predicted by father involvement with his child, with more involved fathers declining most in self-esteem. The difficulties of involved parenthood, however, ultimately may serve as catalysts to healthy adult development.
Original Publication Citation
Hawkins, A. J., & Belsky, J. (1989). The role of father involvement in personality change in men across the transition to parenthood. Family Relations, 38, 378-384.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hawkins, Alan J. and Belsky, Jay, "The Role of Father Involvement in Personality Change in Men across the Transition to Parenthood" (1989). Faculty Publications. 4197.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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