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La Relación del Hombre con su Primer(a) Hijo(a) Durante los Primeros Seis Meses de Vida: Experiencia Vincular del Padre

DOI: 10.4067/S0718-22282010000200009

Keywords: men, father, experience, bond.

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the main findings of a study that explored the experience of bonding among men with their first child during the first six months of life are reported. this study was conducted using qualitative methodology within a descriptive-analytical design. data was collected using semi-structured interviews with 14 fathers, which were analyzed using grounded theory. the results were organized around elements of the father's experience of getting to know each other, including: the father's care of the child, the child's confidence in the father, and mutual affection. the relevance of the following emerging intervening factors for a rewarding bonding experience is discussed: (a) identity changes, (b) relationship with the mother, and (c) available time-presence.

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