Title

Low-Income Fathers and ‘‘Responsible Fatherhood’’ Programs: A Qualitative Investigation of Participants’ Experiences

Date

2002

Author(s)

Elaine A. Anderson, Julie K. Kohler, and Bethany L. Letiecq

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

  • Other Models

Description

The authors present the voices of 20 low‐income fathers, all participants in a Responsible Fatherhood (RF) program in a large urban area. A hermeneutic phenomenological methodology was used to document participants' memories of becoming fathers, explain participants' perceptions of the benefits and the barriers to remaining involved with the program, and share participants' suggestions for program improvement. The results provide a preliminary evaluation of the program's services, and we discuss how these findings are helpful to future programmatic and policy initiatives. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Focus groups

Status

Finished

For More Information

Anderson, E. A., Kohler, J. K., & Letiecq, B. L. (2002). Low-income fathers and "responsible fatherhood" programs: A qualitative investigation of participants' experiences. Family Relations, 51(2), 148-155. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2002.00148.x
Author Contact Information:
Elaine A. Anderson
ea8@umail.umd.edu

Topics

  • Participant Characteristics
  • Participant Recruitment, Retention, Engagement, and Dosage