ERIC Number: ED102471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
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The First Year of Fatherhood.
Knox, David; Gilman, Richard C.
One hundred and two first-time fathers responded to a questionnaire regarding their preparation for and adaptation to fatherhood. Most fathers had little preparation for their role and participated minimally in the day-to-day care of their new baby. Wanting to return to the pre-baby days was significantly related to the wife's complaining about the baby, going out as a couple less often after the baby than before the baby's birth, and feeling that the marriage was worse. The conclusions suggest that wives still shoulder the major responsibility for parenthood and that their reaction has considerable influence on the father's adjustment. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC.
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