Accession Number:

ADA142965

Title:

Cesarean Births and Attachment Behaviors of Fathers.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to collect data regarding fathers of cesarean born infants and to study the relationships among presence at delivery, experience of the father, and attachment behaviors. The instrument used was a revision of an observation scale developed to measure maternal attachment behavior and revised to measure paternal attachment behavior. Descriptive data were obtained using a father data questionnaire completed by the father. Four hypotheses were tested using the Kruskal-Wallis test, a non-parametric test. Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that a regardless of presence or absence at the cesarean birth, fathers do not differ significantly in their demonstrations of attachment behaviors toward their infants, b regardless of being a first-time or experienced father, fathers do not differ significantly in their demonstrations of attachment behaviors toward their infants, and c regardless of the infants gender and anticipation of cesarean birth, holding the infant at delivery, age, highest school grade completed and child care experience of the father, fathers do not differ significantly in their demonstrations of attachment behaviors toward their infants.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE