Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
Elizabeth K. Boyles
Tony R Goudy
Thirty-four randomly recruited first-time expectant fathers, ages 24 years to 38 years were individually administered the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) during the first and third trimester of their wife’s pregnancy. The purpose of this study is to assess whether there are attitudinal, behavioral, and personality changes that occur in an expectant father over the course of his wife’s pregnancy. It was hypothesized that the California Psychological Inventory (CPI), which is designed to measure interpersonal behavioral attitudes, behavioral patterns, and personality traits, was able to detect that change. The results suggested that no significant change occurred in the expectant father’s attitude, behavior, or personality over the course of his wife’s pregnancy.
California Psychological Inventory.
Fatherhood – Psychological aspects.
Jellen-Tennant, Michaela R., "The California Psychological Inventory as an assessment method of behavioral change in first-time expectant fathers" (2002). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1682.