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ERIC Number: EJ985163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
"I've Fixed Things Up": Paternal Identity of Substance-Dependent Fathers
Peled, Einat; Gavriel-Fried, Belle; Katz, Noam
Family Relations, v61 n5 p893-908 Dec 2012
This study deals with how substance-dependent men perceive their paternal identity. Data were based on in-depth semi-structured interviews with 12 Israeli fathers who were enrolled in methadone maintenance treatment. Content analysis revealed that participants had undergone a process of parental identity formation composed of four distinct stages: absence, awakening, taking responsibility, and resolution to re-form oneself as a father. The discussion highlights the developmental nature of this process. Also discussed are the effects of three factors on the formation of paternal identity: the treatment for addiction, the subjects' newfound identity as "clean addicts," and social perceptions and discourses about fatherhood and addiction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel