Saagyum P. Dare, Olivia Asante


The study examined the relationship between fathers’ involvement and girls’ characteristics. A sample of 106 families was engaged in the study consisting of 212 participants; 106 fathers and children. Self-reported data collected by questionnaires were used to examine the relationship between fathers’ involvement and girls’ characteristics. The study showed that the temperament of girls and schools they attended profoundly influenced fathers’ engagement, interaction, and involvement in their daughters. It also illustrated that within the temperament characteristics of girls, child surgency and effortful control affected how fathers managed their engagement, interaction, and involvement with their daughters amidst the temperament characteristics. It was however recommended that parental education programs should be established to sensitize fathers on fathers’ involvement hindrances and solutions and that child temperament characteristics should be carefully considered in all dealings with children among fathers.


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