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Changes in identity and paternal–foetal attachment across a first pregnancy

Habib, Cherine and Lancaster, Sandra (2010) Changes in identity and paternal–foetal attachment across a first pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology , 28 (2). pp. 128-142. ISSN 0264-6838 (print) 1469-672X (online)

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This paper explores change across a first pregnancy in the emergence of the father status and its relationship with paternal foetal attachment. A sample of 78 first‐time Australian fathers completed measures of their identity as fathers and the paternal antenatal attachment scale at the first and third trimester. There was no change in the identity measures. In contrast, paternal foetal attachment significantly increased with the imminent birth. Regression analyses supported the hypothesis that paternal foetal attachment would be predicted by father identity. The results are discussed with reference to limitations of the study and future research directions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21624, attachment, change, father, identity, pregnancy
Subjects: Current > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Current > FOR Classification > 1702 Cognitive Science
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 May 2012 23:16
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 22:49
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Citations in Scopus: 26 - View on Scopus

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