Inside Looking Out: Jailed Fathers' Perceptions About by Jamie S. Martin

By Jamie S. Martin

Utilizing a multi-methodological approach-- surveys and face-to-face interviews--Martin tested the jailed fathers' studies of their households of foundation, the kinfolk roles they performed ahead of incarceration, and the consequences of being separated from their kids in the course of incarceration. the consequences express prison as a microcosm of society: Martin came across either concerned and loving fathers and uninvolved and indifferent fathers. additionally, the findings recommend aid for attachment thought.

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The focus of this study was to examine the affective states of fathers separated from their children by imprisonment. Hairston (1995) surveyed 92 men imprisoned in a maximumsecurity prison and 34 men imprisoned in a medium security prison. Finally, in a pilot study for the current project, Hanrahan, Martin, Springer, Cox and Gido (1996) surveyed 104 fathers imprisoned in a medium security prison (See also Martin, Hanrahan, Gido and Moloney, 1995). The focus of this study was to examine the child rearing practices of the fathers and to administer a parenting inventory (AAPI) designed to look at the parenting styles of the fathers.

118). From these findings, one would suspect that the attachment and interaction between both dyads, mother-child and father-child, is qualitatively different and crucial for the development of the child. Also, the relationships will continue to grow and develop as the child ages. Paternal Impact on Child Development There is a growing belief among contemporary theorists and researchers that fathers play a crucial role in the psychosocial development of their children, especially their sons. 17).

In other words, fathers continue to “play” more with their children while mothers continue to nurture and provide care. Fathers also tend to be “more verbally dominant and informationproviding than mothers. Thus, in terms of gender-role socialization, fathers seem to be providing a particular model or prototype of male behavior, for boys to emulate and girls to eschew” (Bronstein, 1988, p. 118). From these findings, one would suspect that the attachment and interaction between both dyads, mother-child and father-child, is qualitatively different and crucial for the development of the child.

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