Modeling and compensatory processes underlying involvement in childcare among kibbutz-reared fathers

Gaunt, Ruth and Bassi, Liat (2012) Modeling and compensatory processes underlying involvement in childcare among kibbutz-reared fathers. Journal of Family Issues, 33 (6). pp. 823-848. ISSN 0192-513X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X11428440

Abstract

This study examined modeling and compensatory processes underlying the effects of an early paternal model on father involvement in childcare. Drawing on social learning theory, it was hypothesized that father-son relationships would moderate the association between a father’s involvement and his own father’s involvement. A sample of 136 kibbutz father-son dyads completed extensive questionnaires. Findings provided evidence for modeling effects on the socio-emotional care dimension, whereas imitation of highly involved fathers occurred simultaneously with compensation for relatively uninvolved fathers on the physical care and responsibility dimensions. As predicted, imitation was more likely in close father-son relationships. These findings shed light on the role of paternal model, and attest to the importance of differentiating various forms of involvement.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:First published online 17 November 2011
Keywords:childcare, compensation, father involvement, imitation, intergenerational transmission, modeling
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:6392
Deposited By: Ruth Gaunt
Deposited On:01 Oct 2012 21:35
Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 14:49

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