Date of Award
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
Research into fathers' parenting is relatively new. New measures have been developed to assess the style and effectiveness of fathering. Many questions remain about the salient elements of effective fathering. The present study was focused on the quantity and quality of time that fathers spend at home and in contact with their children. The primary research questions were (a) What is the relationship between the quantity of time spent with children and the quality of time spent with children? (b) What is the relationship between effective fathering attributes and the quantity of time spent with children? and(c)What is the relationship between effective fathering attributes and the quality of time spent with children? To the end of addressing these research questions, a sample of fathers responded to questions regarding quality and quantity of time spent with their children. Their responses were compared to their ICAN scores (Roid & Canfield, 1994). No relationship was shown between quantity of time spent with children and qualitative items. Results indicated statistically significant relationships between effective fathering and qualitative attributes. No relationship was demonstrated between effective fathering and time spent with children.
Payton, Joshua T. MA, "Effective Fathering and the Quantity and Quality of Time Spent With Children" (2000). Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). 499.