Exploring parenting influences: Married African American fathers’ perspectives

Murray, Felicia L.
Hwang, Shann Hwa
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This qualitative study sought to understand married, resident African American fathers’ perceptions about parenting influences. Specifically, this study explored fathers’ perceptions about sources and/or experiences that informed their approaches and attitudes about parenting. Social learning theory, the modeling and compensation hypothesis, as well as literature on the intergenerational transmission of parenting served as theoretical frameworks. Eight fathers participated in semi-structured interviews. One main theme and four subthemes emerged from the data. Findings indicated that a number of influences including but not limited to experiences from their family of origin informed current parenting approaches and attitudes.

Article originally published in The Qualitative Report, 25(2), 553–568. English. Published Online 2015. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2020.4012
African American fathers, Black fathers, Fatherhood, Parenting influences, Phenomenology, Resident fathers
This is the published version of an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2020.4012. Recommended citation: Murray, F., & Hwang, S. (2020). Exploring parenting influences: Married African American fathers’ perspectives. The Qualitative Report, 25(2), 553–568. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.