By filling out this brief survey you will be contributing to research about fathers. Did you know that psychologists only began to study fathers in the 1970ʼs and many of those studies were based on wives reporting about their husbands instead of fathers speaking for themselves? That is why your views are so important. Scientists need to hear directly from you. Before you start the survey, please read and "sign" the publications release form on the next page. Your anecdote may be quoted anonymously in the book titled The Dad Difference, which seeks to spread the news of fatherʼs importance to a broad audience. The data from the survey will be analyzed to look at fatherhood trends today.
The survey should take 20-30 minutes, but please take all the time you need, especially on the anecdote in Part II. Please read the instructions in each of the four Parts carefully.
After completing the survey, there will be a brief summary telling you what scientists have discovered about how Dads contribute to their children and how father impacts differ from mother impacts on child development.