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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Katrina
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-08T18:48:33Z
dc.date.available2011-03-08T18:48:33Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3179
dc.description.abstractThe importance of father involvement in the young family is increasingly evident. This research was conducted using the theory of planned behaviour to understand important aspects contributing to father invo lvement in the breastfeeding process. Eighty mothers and 65 fathers of one-year-old children completed a questionnaire regarding father involvement (FI) in breastfeeding. Measures included attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behaviour control regarding FI and the extent to which fathers demonstrated involvement by advocating for and affIrming breastfeeding, being present during breastfeeding, providing household help, and being responsive to their partners' needs. Results suggest that mothers and fathers experience FI differently. Mothers' perceptions are motivated by intrinsic attitudinal considerations, whereas fathers' involvement is primarily motivated by the opinions of others. Interventions should focus on increasing fathers' perception of societal approval through approaches such as peer-led groups, and increasing mothers' approval through information of the value of fathers' involvement in the breastfeeding process.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectBreastfeedingen_US
dc.subjectFather and infanten_US
dc.subjectFatherhooden_US
dc.titleFather involvement in the breastfeeding process : determining contributing aspectsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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