Rationales for Entering into the U.S. Fathering Role

Men’s Divulgences, Women’s Perceptions
  • Wade C. Mackey
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


It is the purpose of this chapter to explore why adult males in the United States would want to enter into the fathering role. Two perspectives are developed to help analyze male motivational hierarchies: (1) men are surveyed to profile their priorities and (2) women are surveyed to find out if they can accurately predict the men’s responses. That is, could the women successfully “read” the men with whom they share the same overall culture.


African American Woman Aversive Event Additional Child Emotional Satisfaction Potential Genesis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wade C. Mackey
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  1. 1.Southeastern Community CollegeWest BurlingtonUSA

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