Publisher: Men's Studies Press, LLC   (Total: 3 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

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Culture, Society and Masculinities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Fathering: A J. of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Intl. J. of Men's Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.302, CiteScore: 1)
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Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers
Number of Followers: 20  
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ISSN (Print) 1537-6680 - ISSN (Online) 1933-026X
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  • Becoming a Good Father: The Developmental Engine of First-Time Fatherhood
      Abstract: First-time fathers begin to develop their identity during their transition to fatherhood.
      The new standard for father involvement during this transition hinges on the
      dual expectation of fathers as caregivers and financial providers, influencing firsttime
      fathers’ identity development. By analyzing data collected from six focus groups
      (N = 47 fathers), this qualitative study details men’s desires and motivation to become
      good fathers, and the related challenges. The findings support a conceptualization
      of first-time fatherhood as a “developmental engine” ignited during the
      prenatal period. Additionally, the findings suggest that differences in fathers’ identity
      construction fall across social location. Suggestions for future research examining
      the relationship between first-time fathers’ attitudes about their identities and
      their uptake of caregiving and provider tasks are offered in the context of fathers’ social
      location and macro-level factors.
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 3
  • Care and Career: Work and Parenting among Israeli Men
      Abstract: This article addresses the correlation between family changes and employment in
      married and divorced fathers in Israel. Questionnaire data were collected from 101
      married fathers and 101 divorced fathers. Structural Equation Modeling was used
      to analyze the findings, which indicate that divorced fathers invest more in family
      and are more involved in household and child care tasks than when they were married,
      and in comparison with the married fathers who participated in the study. This
      investment leads to decreased performance at work, that is, fathers who invest in
      their families earn less, and their promotion prospects are reduced. This is an important
      finding both in terms of the causal process that was tested and corroborated
      in the study, and in light of claims that the life chances of children from divorced families
      are lower than those of children from “regular” families.
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 3
  • Cyber Dads: What Are Fathers Doing Online'
      Abstract: Based on fathers’ responses to an online survey (N = 253), the comparison of the frequency
      of fathers’ general online activities and online activities for parenting, and
      the associations between fathers’ demographics and their online parenting activities
      were investigated. Furthermore, fathers’ attitudes towards online parenting resources,
      and the purpose for being involved in online parenting activities were explored.
      Results revealed that fathers engaged in each online activity significantly
      more frequently for general than for parenting purposes. Fathers’ age, race, education,
      income and residential area influenced their online parenting behaviors.
      Furthermore, despite fathers being comfortable using computers, they did not have
      a positive attitude toward online parenting resources. Implications for parenting education
      and family professionals are discussed.
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 3
  • Gender-Based Attitudes and Father Involvement: Amount, Assessment, and
           Desires for More
    • Authors: JENNIFER K. KARRE
      Abstract: In this article, structural equation modeling is used to examine direct and indirect
      paths between gender-based attitudes, how much fathers were involved in their children’s
      lives, how much more or less they would have liked to have been involved, and
      their perceptions of how good of a job they did as a father. Qualitative data are used
      to help contextualize the quantitative data. Sixty-eight fathers of emerging adults
      participated. As hypothesized, more egalitarian attitudes are associated with more
      involvement, which is in turn related to more favorable perceptions of how good of
      a job they think they did as a father. Less egalitarian attitudes are associated with
      less involvement, which is in turn related to fathers reporting that they would have
      liked to have been more involved in their children’s lives.
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 3
  • “It’s So Important to Talk and Talk”: How Gay Adoptive Fathers
           Respond to Their Children’s Encounters with Heteronormativity
    • Authors: MOHAN VINJAMURI
      Abstract: Little is known about how gay fathers support their children as they navigate the
      challenges of heteronormativity. This article, based on phenomenological interviews
      with gay adoptive fathers from 20 families (one interview per family), discusses how
      gay fathers help their children manage the complexities of being adopted, not having
      a mother, and having gay fathers. Using a social constructionist lens, the article
      shows how fathers, in empathically responding to these challenges, nurture
      emotional connections with their children and deepen their sense of being parents.
      Focusing on how gay fathers provide security to their children in the face of societal
      stigma expands knowledge about the intimate family lives of gay fathers, resiliencies
      of families headed by same-sex parents, and the social fabric of
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 3
  • The Talk of Unwed Adolescent Fathers of Mexican Origin: A Discourse
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to apply Gee’s theory and method for discourse analysis
      to arrive at a theory of how unwed, adolescent fathers of Mexican origin talk about
      fatherhood and how fatherhood discourses reveal aims to attain self-defined social
      goods, including power, status, and recognition. Face-to-face, semi-structured interviews
      were conducted with seven participants who were unwed biological fathers
      of one or more children, 18 or 19 years old, identified as being of Mexican origin
      and spoke either English or Spanish. Interview data were analyzed using Gee’s 42
      questions for discourse analysis. Findings contribute to the literature on biological
      father absence, fragile families and child wellbeing, and teenage pregnancy from the
      adolescent father’s perspective.
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 3
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