The Perceived Parenting Self-Efficacy of First-Time Fathers Caring for Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants
Référence bibliographique 
Thomas, Julia, Feeley, Nancy et Grier, Patricia. 2009. «The Perceived Parenting Self-Efficacy of First-Time Fathers Caring for Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants ». Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, vol. 32, no 4, p. 180-199.
Intentions : « [T]his study explored the factors that first-time fathers of a VLBW infant perceive to influence their parenting self-efficacy beliefs. » (p. 180)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’échantillon est composé de cinq pères ayant un enfant de très petit poids (<1500g).
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
« Although the period after the birth of their infant is a difficult and complex time for first-time parents who have to attain new abilities, knowledge, and skills, parents of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants (<1500 g) face even greater challenges. Parenting self-efficacy has been found to play a key role in the transition to parenthood and has been linked with positive behavioral outcomes. Although many studies have attempted to describe the needs and experiences of mothers in this area, very little is yet known about fathers. [...] Thematic coding analysis revealed five key themes that fathers identified as influencing their perceived self-efficacy: learning from capable role models, personal experiences, the importance of personal beliefs and traits, positive reinforcement, and infant health status. [...] The study results highlight the needs of first-time fathers of VLBW infants in the early period after birth and offer guidance to nurses as to how they might foster self-efficacy during this time. » (p. 180)