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    Utilization of Fathers’ Strengths with Children in Terms of their Perceptions and Experiences
    Volume 1, No. 1, September 2020 | 8 pages| http//dx.doi.org/10.46410/jelm.2020.1.1.04

    Authors

    Sung Hee Hong, Early Childhood Education Department, Changshin University, Changwon, South Korea
    Pyong Ho Kim, Early Childhood Education Department, Woosong University, Daejeon, South Korea


    Abstract

    Despite the increased social interests in fathers' contribution to parenting, they tend to display rather unconfident attitudes mainly because of the pressure they are to meet in both homes and workplaces. Six fathers living in Busan and Southern Gyeongsang Province in South Korea with child(ren) participated in the study. A series of ‘focus group interviews’ were conducted to draw in-depth discussion among the participants to have them generate ideas and opinions while interacting. The six participants were divided into two groups, and each group had two 2-hours-long sessions, using open questionnaires developed by the researchers. The study aimed to investigate how fathers with children perceive their experience of utilizing of fathers’ strengths in parenting. The results showed that the participants’ perceptions toward the utilization of fathers’ strengths were categorized into four aspects: i) ‘full usage of strengths while parenting’, ii) 'discovering strengths as fathers and succeeding in roles', iii) ‘reinforcing strengths and supplementing weaknesses’, and iv) ‘adapting to fast-changing standards society demands for fathers’. The findings revealed the fathers’ general recognition of their strengths and difficulties in parenting, which can serve as a helpful resource of improving their competencies. In other words, efforts should be made to change social systems, resulting in reduced or flexible work hours, and longer and more autonomous maternity leave for fathers.


    Keywords

    Fathers, Parenting, Childcare, Strengths, Positive psychology


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    Citations

    APA:
    Hong, S. H. & Kim, P. H. (2020). Utilization of Fathers’ Strengths with Children in Terms of their Perceptions and Experience. Journal of Education and Learning Management (JELM), HolyKnight, vol. 1, 23-30. doi.org/10.46410/jelm.2020.1.1.04.

    MLA:
    Hong, Sung Hee, et al “Utilization of Fathers’ Strengths with Children in Terms of their Perceptions and Experience.” Journal of Education and Learning Management, HolyKnight, vol. 1, 2020, pp 23-30. JELM, https://holyknight.co.uk/journals/jelm/Vol1-1/4.html.

    IEEE:
    [1] S. H. Hong, and P. H. Kim, “Utilization of Fathers’ Strengths with Children in Terms of their Perceptions and Experience.” Journal of Education and Learning Management (JELM), HolyKnight, vol. 1, pp. 23-30. September 2020.