Fatherhood Education From a Cultural Perspective: Evolving Roles and Identities After a Fatherhood Intervention for Latinos in South Florida

Maritza Concha, Maria Elena Villar, Rocio Tafur-Salgado, Sandra Ibanez, Lauren Azevedo

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Abstract

This article uses gender-role theory to consider the involvement of Latino fathers in their children’s lives as a result of participating in a fatherhood educational intervention. Open-ended interviews (n = 48) were conducted with participants of the program. Findings revealed that the content of the group intervention encouraged fathers to redefine their identity as a male and father by examining their own communication, discipline, and self-control as well as recognizing certain aspects of Latino culture. Implications of this study can be used to design culturally competent behavioral interventions for Latino fathers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Latinos and Education
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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