Intentions : «The Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité (RVP) has as it’s mission to “foster the role played by fathers and promote their importance to child development and well-being within families and society, from a perspective of parental equality''. […] In this context, the organisation wishes to determine the current “state of affairs” for paternity in Quebec, notably as it relates to overall perceptions of the experience, to the feelings and attitudes that it generates, to auto-evaluation of aptitudes, to needs in terms of support and information, and to relations with the other parent. [This] report focuses specifically on [English-speaking] fathers.» (p. 4)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’échantillon est composé de 400 pères anglophones du Québec.
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«Generally speaking, fathers claim to be highly satisfied with their paternity experience. The experience provides them with more pride and satisfaction than pleasure, and they generally seem more result-oriented (watching their children succeed, learn things, and develop), than process-driven (loving, caring, engaging in activities). […] Though adapting to a fatherhood role is easy and quick for the majority, managing time and maintaining a relationship as a couple remain constant preoccupations. [Moreover, fathers] generally believe themselves to be competent. They claim greater understanding of a father’s role and think their approach is distinct from a mother’s, particularly when intervening in specific situations, in organising family life, choosing activities, and even disciplining children. Joint parenthood remains a core value, despite occasionally having to deal with criticism or a lack of esteem from their partner. […] Without speaking of isolation, men are clearly more discreet when networking or communicating in their role as fathers. They therefore have far less of a reflex to define themselves as such in public, and no great drive to actively seek the company of other fathers. [Finally, the results show that] they do manifest an interest in additional information or networking / activities with other fathers, which, though not excessive, does leave the door open to some degree.» (p. 8)