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dc.contributor.authorPinto, Tiago Miguelpor
dc.contributor.authorNunes-Costa, Ruipor
dc.contributor.authorFigueiredo, Bárbarapor
dc.identifier.citationPinto, T. M., Nunes-Costa, R., & Figueiredo, B. (2022). The Baby Care Scale: A Psychometric Study With Fathers During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period. [Original Research]. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.751330por
dc.description.abstractThe Baby Care Scale (BCS) was designed to assess the involvement of father in infant care during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This study aimed to examine the psychometric characteristics of the BCS - antenatal (BCS-AN) and BCS - postnatal (BCS-PN) versions. A sample of 100 primiparous fathers completed the BCS-AN and/or the BCS-PN and self-reported the measures of anxiety and depressive symptoms and of father-infant emotional involvement during pregnancy and the postpartum period, respectively. Good internal consistency was found for both the BCS-AN and the BCS-PN. A two-factor model was found for both versions of the instrument: (1) household tasks and (2) infant care tasks. The BCS-AN and BCS-PN subscales revealed good internal consistency. Higher scores on the BCS-AN predicted higher scores on the BCS-PN. Significant associations were found among the BCS (BCS-AN and BCS-PN), depressive and anxiety symptoms, and father-infant emotional involvement, revealing good criterion validity. This study suggested that both the BCS-AN and the BCS-PN are reliable multidimensional self-report measures that assess the involvement of father in infant care during pregnancy and the postpartum period.por
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was conducted at the Psychology Research Centre (PSI/01662), School of Psychology, University of Minho, and supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) through the Portuguese State Budget (UIDB/PSI/01662/2020).por
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediapor
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/6817 - DCRRNI ID/UIDB%2F01662%2F2020/PTpor
dc.subjectBaby Care Scalepor
dc.subjectpsychometric characteristicspor
dc.subjectinvolvement in infant carepor
dc.subjectanxiety and depressive symptomspor
dc.subjectfather-infant emotional involvementpor
dc.titleThe baby care scale: a psychometric study with fathers during pregnancy and the postpartum periodpor
dc.subject.fosCiências Sociais::Psicologiapor
dc.subject.wosSocial Sciencespor
sdum.journalFrontiers in Psychologypor
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