A Study of First-time Fathers on Their Knowledge and Confidence in Newborn

첫 신생아 아버지의 양육 지식과 양육 자신감에 관한 연구

  • Kim, NamSuk (Dept. of Nursing, ChejuHalla University)
  • 김남석 (제주한라대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2016.06.29
  • Accepted : 2016.08.20
  • Published : 2016.08.28


The aim of this study was to identify the parenting knowledge and confidence toward a first-time father of a newborn. The participants were 136 men in 2015. A descriptive correlation study design was used. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, pearson's correlation, t-test, $Scheff{\acute{e}}$ test and one-way ANOVA, using the SPSS statistics 20.0 for windows program. The parenting knowledge and confidence were significantly correlated by education respectively, and they had meaningful correlation. The father role in newborn parenting should be emphasized. So, parenting is necessary on their participation. It is urgently needed establishing a social climate and culture for child rearing conditions and inducing fathers to actively participate. Furthermore, it is important to develop the education program for newborn's father. The findings are expected to contribute to the effective educational program for the first-time fathers in order to improve their knowledge and confidence.


Newborn;Father;Parenting Knowledge;Parenting Confidence;education


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