/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Process evaluation of text-based support for fathers during the transition to fatherhood (SMS4dads): mechanisms of impact /manager/Repository/uon:45098 Wed 26 Oct 2022 13:39:50 AEDT ]]> Profiles of Depressive Symptoms and Anger in Men: Associations With Postpartum Family Functioning /manager/Repository/uon:41946 Tue 16 Aug 2022 14:31:48 AEST ]]> Cohort profile: the men and parenting pathways (MAPP) study: a longitudinal Australian cohort study of men's mental health and well-being at the normative age for first-time fatherhood /manager/Repository/uon:43062 Tue 13 Sep 2022 08:32:19 AEST ]]> When men choose to be childless: An interpretative phenomenological analysis /manager/Repository/uon:46390 M = 31; SD = 1.48). Participants were selected from the Men and Parenting Pathways longitudinal cohort study (N = 609) based on having stated they did not want to have children “at all.” Data were collected and analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Analysis identified a superordinate theme; Fatherhood: The door is still ajar, which was marked by the men’s reluctance to unequivocally commit to a childless future. Subordinate themes were The Realization, The Talk (or lack of…), The Rationale, and The Pressure. At the normative age for transitioning to parenthood, role choices are salient. Overall, men’s decision-making process to not have children appears to be fluid and influenced by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Despite changing social trends and acceptance of divergent life trajectories, these men are acutely aware that their intentions place them outside the norm. In policy and practice, it is important to recognize the changing norms around fatherhood timing and support voluntarily childless men and couples in constructing their identities, life course, incongruent decisions, and relationships.]]> Thu 17 Nov 2022 15:28:38 AEDT ]]>