ERIC Number: EJ686574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Paternal Involvement with Children: The Influence of Gender Ideologies
Bulanda, Ronald E.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v66 n1 p40-45 Feb 2004
Although prior social science research has established the ability of gender ideologies to influence the domestic division of labor, it has neglected to disentangle their potentially unique influence on paternal involvement with children. Past research examining the influence of gender ideology on parenting behaviors does not acknowledge potential differences that may result from accounting for each parent's gender ideology. Using both waves of the National Survey of Families and Households (N=1,088), I assess the effect of both mother's and father's gender ideology on two measures of paternal involvement. Whereas egalitarian fathers demonstrate greater involvement than traditional fathers, mother's gender ideology failed to predict paternal involvement. Egalitarian mothers do not appear to negotiate greater father involvement successfully.
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Ideology, Mothers, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Gender Differences, Surveys, Measures (Individuals)
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