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Parenting Styles of Gay Fathers


Neresheimer, Christine D; Daum, Moritz M (2021). Parenting Styles of Gay Fathers. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 17(2):102-117.

Abstract

Little is known about the parenting style of male couples who become fathers via surrogacy, adoption or fostering. In a European study, 35 gay fathers and 33 heterosexual fathers answered questionnaires with respect to their parenting style with their first-born child, temperament characteristics of that child, and their own personality. The results indicate that gay fathers show higher levels of warmth and cooperation with their partner than heterosexual fathers. Gay fathers also reported less irritation if their first-born child displayed a negative temperament. No differences in the parenting style were found with respect to the sex of their child. Our results contribute to the limited empirical research about same-sex male parents and parenting style.

Abstract

Little is known about the parenting style of male couples who become fathers via surrogacy, adoption or fostering. In a European study, 35 gay fathers and 33 heterosexual fathers answered questionnaires with respect to their parenting style with their first-born child, temperament characteristics of that child, and their own personality. The results indicate that gay fathers show higher levels of warmth and cooperation with their partner than heterosexual fathers. Gay fathers also reported less irritation if their first-born child displayed a negative temperament. No differences in the parenting style were found with respect to the sex of their child. Our results contribute to the limited empirical research about same-sex male parents and parenting style.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
06 Faculty of Arts > Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Gender Studies
Social Sciences & Humanities > Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Gender Studies
Language:English
Date:15 March 2021
Deposited On:23 Feb 2021 14:09
Last Modified:27 Jan 2022 05:58
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1550-428X
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/1550428x.2020.1806769

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