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.