Examining different perspectives on fatherhood: a socio-cultural approach

ÖZGÜN Ö. , ERDEN Ş. , Ciftci M. A.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.364-368 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.103
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.364-368


Main purpose of the present investigation is to explore cultural perspectives on different aspects of fatherhood. In this study, we analyze perspectives of different cultures on fatherhood by focusing mainly on mythologies, and religious perspectives. Findings suggest that provision, protection, formation (formation of the child's character), and endowment (giving legal status to a child) functions seem to be viewed as primary functions of fatherhood across cultures. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.