Father involvement in infant care: two longitudinal studies.

  title={Father involvement in infant care: two longitudinal studies.},
  author={J G Rustia and Douglas A. Abbott},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={30 6},
Data collected from two samples of fathers in separate longitudinal studies were compared. One sample consisted of 53 first-time fathers and the other of 69 multiple-time fathers. A post-test only time-series design was used for both studies, and both employed the same procedures and instruments. The studies examined role enactment of fathers with different child-caring experiences using role-theory concepts. Fathers' normative expectations, personal expectations, and personal learning about… CONTINUE READING