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Ghoreyshi M, Behzadpoor S, Mohseni M R. Role of Father-child Attachment and Influential Factors in Child Development: A Narrative Review. Clin Exc 2024; 13 (4) :38-55
URL: http://ce.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-792-en.html
Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Humanities Faculty, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran.
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Given the alarming statistics regarding children's psychological disorders, there is a growing interest in studying child development. Secure attachment, effective family functioning, and positive parenting play a significant role in child development. Therefore, the present research aimed to review the role of fathers in child development, factors influencing father-child attachment, and its developmental consequences. In order to conduct this investigation, an extensive search was conducted in various English databases such as Scopus, Science Direct, and PubMed, as well as domestic databases including the Scientific Information Center of Universities, National Journal Database, Comprehensive Portal of Humanities Sciences, and the Scientific Jihad Center. The search spanned from 2000 to 2023, using specific keywords pertinent to the study's main topic. The search resulted in a total of 123 articles, among which 86 papers were ultimately included for analysis. The results revealed the role of fathers and father-child attachment in child development. Additionally, factors affecting father-child attachment were classified into four main categories: 1) factors related to the child, 2) factors related to the father, 3) factors related to the family, and 4) cultural factors. Furthermore, the developmental consequences of father-child attachment were identified in three main categories: 1) socio-emotional development, 2) cognitive-linguistic development, and 3) Psychopathology and behavioral problems. These factors indicate that fathers are also important figures in their children's attachment and have a significant role in their cognitive, emotional, and social development through positive interactions with their children. Therefore, with a better understanding of the father-child attachment relationship and identifying the influential factors and consequences, it is possible to improve the father-child relationship and design educational and therapeutic interventions that focus on fathers to prevent and treat children's emotional and behavioral problems.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2023/12/30 | Accepted: 2024/04/21 | Published: 2024/04/29

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