Investigating the relationship levels of fathers with 6- to 12-month-old babies with their fathers and their attachment status with their babies

Kisla S., ÇETİN Z.

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE, vol.193, no.2, pp.274-288, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 193 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03004430.2022.2081163
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-288
  • Keywords: Father-baby bonding, infancy, attachment, paternity, development, INFANT ATTACHMENT, INVOLVEMENT, PREDICTORS, CHILDHOOD
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study has been conducted to examine the relationship levels of fathers who have 6- to 12-month-old babies with their fathers, and their attachment status with their babies. The sample group consisted of 313 fathers. Fatherhood Scale and Father-Infant Attachment Scale have been applied to the fathers who participated in our study, respectively. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and t-test were performed according to the variables of the scores obtained from the scales. Bonferroni test has been applied in Post-Hoc tests to those with significant results in ANOVA. The Pearson Correlation analysis has been performed to determine the relationship between the sub-dimensions of the Fatherhood Scale and the sub-dimensions of the Father-Baby Attachment Scale. It has been determined that there is a negative relationship between Patience-Tolerance and Love-Pride, which are sub-dimensions of Father-Infant Attachment. The research findings were interpreted and suggestions were made.