¡Qué padre! Measuring latino fathers’ involvement with infants

Objective: The present study was designed to examine the psychometric properties and correlates of an existing measure of father involvement with infants, The Paternal Involvement with Infants scale (PIWIS), with Latino fathers. Background: Fathers' involvement with their infants is associated with positive outcomes for family members. Father involvement is known to vary by child, familial, societal, and cultural factors, emphasizing the need for further research with specific populations of fathers, including Latino fathers. Method: Addressing this need, we examined the psychometric properties of a multidimensional measurement of father involvement with infants, the Paternal Involvement with Infants Scale (PIWIS), with 203 Latino fathers of infants up to 12 months of age. Results: Results support a five-factor model validating the PIWIS as a measurement of father involvement with Latino fathers of infants. Findings revealed moderate to strong construct validity for the PIWIS and five subscales offering unique utility for Latino fathers. Variability between dimensions of father involvement and related constructs are discussed. Conclusion: Taken together, these findings suggest that the PIWIS reflects a valid and reliable measure of Latino fathers' involvement with infants. Implications: The PIWIS can be utilized to deepen our understanding of the interrelationships among well-established aspects of fathers' involvement including mental health, partner support, familial support, and cultural factors.

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [Molloy, S., Singley, D.B., Ingram, P.B., Cole, B.P., and Dye, A.R. (2021). ¡Qué Padre! Measuring Latino Fathers’ Involvement with Infants. Family Relations.], which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12543. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions: https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/licensing/self-archiving.html#3.



Work Title ¡Qué padre! Measuring latino fathers’ involvement with infants
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  1. Sonia Molloy
  2. Daniel B. Singley
  3. Paul B. Ingram
  4. Brian P. Cole
  5. Alyssa R. Dye
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Work Type Article
  1. Wiley
Publication Date March 25, 2021
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  1. 10.1111/fare.12543
  1. Family Relations
Deposited February 23, 2022




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