The role of the father in a modern family
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Zakład Pedagogiki, Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Poznaniu Wydział Zamiejscowy w Chorzowie, ul. Sportowa 29 , 41-506 Chorzów, Polska
Submission date: 2018-09-04
Final revision date: 2018-11-28
Acceptance date: 2018-11-28
Publication date: 2018-12-22
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Jolanta Malina   

Zakład Pedagogiki, Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Poznaniu Wydział Zamiejscowy w Chorzowie, ul. Sportowa 29 , 41-506 Chorzów, Polska
Wychowanie w Rodzinie 2018;17(1):369-379
Aim: The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the role of father in a family that changes over the years. Nowadays it is more and more common for fathers to leave their families. This is reflected in economic emigration and divorces. The lack of proper fathers’ involvement in playing the role of a father, as well as the raising of children by single mothers, has a negative impact on children’s development due to often difficult situations that mothers and their children can not cope with. The lack of a father in the family may, among other things, cause the loss of the sense of security of its members and negatively affect the development of children. The article presents the results of research on women’s opinions about the role of the father in a contemporary family. Methods: The research was carried out by means of a diagnostic survey, a questionnaire technique, conducted among 100 female students of the Pedagogy the pedagogy of the Higher Banking School in Chorzów. Results: Research shows that, currently, young women have specific expectations towards men and their role as a father. They think that if a man can not cope with this role, it is better that a child be raised without a father. Conclusions: Such research results are not promising for the future of the family, because despite the fact that women are more and more independent, both parents are needed for correct learning of social roles. Each of them gives the child different values, other patterns needed to shape his identity. The love they give their child is also different.
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