The Relationship between Maternal Gatekeeping, Paternal Competence, Mothers' Attitudes about the Father Role, and Father Involvement

@article{Fagan2003TheRB,
  title={The Relationship between Maternal Gatekeeping, Paternal Competence, Mothers' Attitudes about the Father Role, and Father Involvement},
  author={J. Fagan and M. Barnett},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={1020 - 1043}
}
  • J. Fagan, M. Barnett
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Family Issues
  • This study explored the relationships between maternal gatekeeping, mothers' perceptions of father competence, mothers' attitudes about the father role, and amount of father involvement. The sample consisted of 30 nonresidential and 72 residential fathers. The results of path analysis revealed that residential status of the father had a direct link to mothers' gatekeeping behavior. Father competence was indirectly and directly linked to amount of father involvement with children. Gatekeeping… CONTINUE READING
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