Father involvement and child well-being
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2010 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 47, Issue 7, pages 405–407, July 2011
How to Cite
Wilson, K. R. and Prior, M. R. (2011), Father involvement and child well-being. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47: 405–407. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01770.x
- Issue published online: 19 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 27 JUN 2010
- Accepted for publication 15 November 2009.
- child development;
- father–child relation;
Children's development is influenced by the quantity and quality of father involvement (FI) in their care. High levels of FI are associated with significant and highly desirable outcomes for children and families. In order to foster increased positive FI, dissemination of evidence-based knowledge regarding its importance and value is needed. Evidence summarised here suggests that fathers and mothers alike need to be educated about the fact that positive paternal involvement is highly beneficial to children.