Ambivalence towards parenthood among pregnant women and their men.
369 pregnant women and 345 expectant fathers visiting antenatal clinics were examined by a questionnaire concerning attitudes towards pregnancy and parenthood.
Data were processed by factor analysis and the degree of agreement to important factors was estimated.
Attitudes were dominated by two conflicting views: children mean existential satisfaction and children mean restriction of freedom for women as well as for men.
There was a tendency to deny the items concerning the disadvantages of having children.
An important factor in the women's as well as in the men's analysis was the importance of own parents as models in parenthood.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation, Homme, Questionnaire, Mère, Père, Attitude parentale, Difficulté psychologique, Gestation début
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy, Human, Questionnaire, Mother, Father, Parental attitude, Psychological difficulty, Early pregnancy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0208341
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.