International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART G
Father’s involvement in child care and development: A pilot study from Coimbatore
Author(s): Pungsumbam Rameshwori Devi and Priya M
Now-a-days fathers are gradually more involved in care of their babies and young children than before. Fathers play the important role in child care and development, and family dynamics. Fathers who are involved in child care bring positive beneﬁts to their children that no other person is expected to bring. Father’s involvement in child care could enhance in many areas like cognitive, behaviour, social skill, emotional responses and personality development of the child. Keeping this in view, present study has focused on evaluating the level of father’s involvement in child development during early years. In this pilot study, total samples of 70 preschool children’s fathers were selected randomly to assess their level of father’s involvement in child development during early years from Coimbatore city. A self-constructed questionnaire on ‘Father’s involvement in child development’ was used to assess the objectives. The results concluded that educational qualification and number of children in the family showed significant impact on their level of involvement in child care and development. This study also showed that all fathers could provide better involvement and care for overall well-being of their children.
How to cite this article:
Pungsumbam Rameshwori Devi, Priya M. Father’s involvement in child care and development: A pilot study from Coimbatore. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(2):414-416.