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Adult Men's Self-Esteem: The Relationship With the Father

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This study examined 80 men to determine if their relationship with their fathers during childhood/ adolescence could predict self-esteem in adulthood. Adult men’s perceptions of their fathers were measured using the Fatherhood Scale (FS).Using logistic regression, the type of relationship with the father, the subject’s education, subject’s father’s education, parental divorce, and whether they lived with their father during childhood/adolescence correctly classified 75% of the men in the predicted self-esteem group. Results indicate significant differences in self-reported measures of fathering between the two groups of men on eight out of the nine FS subscales. The type of relationship these men had with their fathers during childhood was related to self-esteem in adulthood.

I. Introduction
II. Defining Self-Esteem
III. The Role of the Father in Self-Esteem
IV. Method
V. Results
VI. Discussion
VII. Implications for Practice

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Adult Men’s Self-Esteem: The Relationship With the Father created by Gary L. Dick, PhD and Denise E. Bronson, PhD

Publication Date:

2005/ Vol. 86, No. 4

Course Material Authors

Gary L. Dick, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati School of Social Work

Denise E. Bronson, PhD

Associate Professor
Ohio State University School of Social Work

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about father relationships with adult men. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. describe the results of this study and possible implications for practice.

  2. identify two theories of personality development relevant to the understanding of self-esteem and the father-son relationship.

Adult Men's Self-Esteem: The Relationship With the Father

Adult Men's Self-Esteem: The Relationship With the Father

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