Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Fred Jay Krieg
Thirty- four randomly recruited first-time expectant fathers, ages 20 years to 40 years, were administered a battery of survey questions each trimester of their wives’ pregnancy. This study compared Behavior Assessment Measures (Clinical Anxiety Scale, Selfism-Scale, and the Index of Self-Esteem) to Behavior Specific Measures (Non-Physical Abuse of Partner Scale and the Aggression Inventory) to see if any correlations exist among the test data. The study is trying to identify specific test or survey questions that measure attitudinal or behavioral changes in first-time expectant fathers over the nine months of their spouse’s pregnancy. The results indicated a statistically significant correlation between self-esteem and narcissism, non-physical abuse and aggression, and non-physical abuse and anxiety. The Self-Esteem measures appear to have the highest correlations to determine attitudinal changes of first-time expectant fathers.
Fathers - Psychology.
Allen, Lynn, "Comparing Behavior Assessment Measures with Behavior Specific Responses to Assess Aggression in First-Time Expectant Fathers" (2003). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 329.