Father-son relationship quality and its association with gender role stress, adult relationship satisfaction, and parental behaviors
Near, Jennifer Lee
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The association between father-son relationship quality, gender role stress, relationship satisfaction, and parental behaviors was investigated by surveying 53 men aged 25-60 years old who were in romantic relationships and were fathers to sons at least 5-years-old using an on-line survey. Correlations and ordinary least squares regressions were run. Whereas there were no correlations between the whole variables, there were associations found between many subscales of these variables. Father-son relationship quality was associated with performance failure (gender role stress subscale). However, it was not associated with relationship satisfaction or parental behaviors. The subscales emotional inexpressiveness and intellectual inferiority were both associated with several relationship satisfaction subscales. Masculine gender role stress was significantly correlated with harsh punishment.