Father responsivity: couple processes and the coconstruction of fatherhood.

@article{Matta2006FatherRC,
  title={Father responsivity: couple processes and the coconstruction of fatherhood.},
  author={Dana Shawn Matta and Carmen Knudson-Martin},
  journal={Family process},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          19-37
        }
}
Forty in-depth interviews of heterosexual parents of children 5 five years of age and younger are analyzed using a qualitative grounded theory approach to understand how couples coproduce fatherhood within their day-to-day relationships and in social, cultural, and economic contexts. The analysis identifies the construct "responsivity" as a central process through which, to varying degrees, fathers are aware of the needs of their wives and children and able to take an active part in meeting… CONTINUE READING

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