IJIET 2015 Vol.5(1): 14-20 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.468

Father‟s Masculinity Ideology and Their Adolescent‟s Perception of Father‟s Love

Syeda Sanober Rizvi

Abstract—The present study was undertaken to explore the relationship between masculinity ideology of fathers and perception of father’s love among adolescents. The Urdu translated versions of the Male Role Norms Inventory Revised (MRNI-R) and the Fatherhood Scale (FS) was used on a Pakistani population. The study was carried out with a sample of 308, consisting of 154 father-adolescent dyads. It was found that responsible paternal engagement had a high negative correlation with masculinity ideology. It was also negatively correlated with extreme self-reliance, aggression, dominance, restrictive emotionality and total MRNI R. No differences were found between perceptions of boys and girls, however it was found that young adolescents perceived their fathers as most involved and engaged as compared to middle and late adolescents. Results also showed that first born perceived their fathers more positively; but this was only true for boys.

Index Terms—Father love, masculinity ideology, paternal engagement, perception.

S. Rizvi is with the Center for Counseling and Career Advisory (C3A), National University of Sciences and Technology, (NUST), Pakistan (e-mail: sanrizvi@ hotmail.com).


Cite: Syeda Sanober Rizvi, "Father‟s Masculinity Ideology and Their Adolescent‟s Perception of Father‟s Love," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 14-20, 2015.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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