U.S. Fathering

In Search of a Benchmark
  • Wade C. Mackey
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


As enthusiasm for evaluating the U.S. father figure built momentum in the 1980s one generalized interest of several researchers has been to track the father’s amount and type of nurturing—caretaking behaviors and the scope and intensity of attitudes toward his children. As was described earlier, a typical research method has been to (1) survey fathers, (2) survey mothers, and then (3) compare the surveyed parent’s profiles. The results of these studies suggested that fathers, even though quite capable of exhibiting an egalitarian parenting quotient parallel to mothers, had nurturing quotients that were lower than the mothers.


Confidence Limit Woman Group Father Figure Gender Egalitarianism Joint Association 
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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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