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Father Involvement: Construction of a Theoretical Model Based on a Literature Review

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Ligia de Santis [1] ; Elizabeth Joan Barham [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Universidade Federal de São Carlos - Brasil
[2] Universidade Federal de São Carlos - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Trends in Psychology; v. 25, n. 3, p. 941-953, 2017-09-00.

Abstract An ample body of scientific evidence exists, documenting the importance of the father-child relationship. The objective of this study was to develop a theoretical model of father involvement, organized according to the principles of Structural Equation Modeling, which require specification of the variables associated with the central construct, based on empirical data. In 2015, a systematic search was conducted in the databases APA PsycNET, Bireme, PEPSIC, Web of Science and IndexPsi Periódicos, using the descriptors "involvement" and "father", crossed with "measure", "scale", "tool" or "instrument", in both the English and Portuguese languages. There were no restrictions on the year of publication. In total, 39 complete texts were located, that included data on father involvement. The information in these texts was grouped into three categories: (a) dimensions of father involvement, (b) factors affecting father involvement and (c) impacts of father involvement on other variables. The model presented synthesizes the results of these studies, representing an advance in theory development in this area. This model increases the visibility of conceptual issues about father involvement and its correlates, and, following empirical testing, may contribute to the improvement of intervention programs for fathers. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/01671-9 - Measuring multidimensional father involvement: validity of the Brazilian version of the inventory of father involvement
Grantee:Ligia de Santis
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master