ERIC Number: ED223350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Wives of Childrearing Men.
To better understand the role of wives in families in which fathers raise the children, data were analyzed from a previously conducted study of partial role reversals in two-parent families. The sample consisted almost exclusively of 59 white, middle-class families with a child 3 to 6 years of age. Data gathered in separate interviews with mothers and fathers were used to compute an index of father involvement. During the interview, parents were asked about their own fathers' roles in child care, their own mothers' employment, discussions between spouses about parenting, and other issues. Parents were also given three relatively standardized instruments as part of the interview process: the Bem Sex Role Inventory, the Torgoff Developmental Timetable, and the Cognitive Home Environment Scale. Total scores on a scale developed from interview scores were used to divide the sample into father groups with high, intermediate, and low involvement. Results are discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Rackham Graduate School.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Boston, MA, April 2-5, 1981).