Do Workplace Characteristics Moderate the Effects of Attitudes on Father Warmth and Engagement?

dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Erin Kramer
dc.contributor.authorPetts, Richard J.
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Clare R.
dc.contributor.authorRobbins, Nathan L.
dc.contributor.authorHenry, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-26T14:58:33Z
dc.date.available2022-04-26T14:58:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description©American Psychological Association, 2020. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. The final article is available, upon publication, at: https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000672en_US
dc.description.abstractThough many fathers want to be warmer, more nurturing, and more actively involved than prior generations (i.e., the new fatherhood ideal), they also embrace a father’s traditional role as financial earner. Thus, we hypothesized that fathers’ attitudes about their roles would likely interact with workplace characteristics to produce variations in father warmth and engagement. Using a national sample of 1,020 employed U.S. fathers with children ages 2–8 years old, results suggest that adherence to the new fatherhood ideal was associated with more frequent father engagement and warmth, while endorsing traditional gender norms was associated with less father warmth. Also consistent with prior research showing that family friendly work cultures may enable fathers to be more engaged parents, we find that a family supportive workplace and greater flexibility in when and where fathers work, were associated with more frequent father engagement and warmth. Moreover, interaction results suggest that the associations between job flexibility and engagement are stronger for fathers who do not fully endorse the new fatherhood ideal; associations between workplace support and warmth are also stronger for fathers who do not fully endorse the new fatherhood ideal. Thus, flexibility and a family supportive workplace may particularly enable father involvement for fathers whose attitudes might otherwise be a barrier to their involvement.en_US
dc.identifier.citationHolmes, E. K., Petts, R. J., Thomas, C. R., Robbins, N. L., & Henry, T. (2020). Do workplace characteristics moderate the effects of attitudes on father warmth and engagement? Journal of Family Psychology, 34(7), 867–878. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000672en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/20.500.14291/202994
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000672en_US
dc.subjectfather involvementen_US
dc.subjectfathersen_US
dc.subjectfather-child relationsen_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectworkplace flexibilityen_US
dc.subjectwork-life conflicten_US
dc.subjectwork-family interfaceen_US
dc.subjectwork-family conflicten_US
dc.titleDo Workplace Characteristics Moderate the Effects of Attitudes on Father Warmth and Engagement?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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