Association among father involvement in pregnancy and childbirth, pregnancy violence and health outcomes: Does it help promote good health among newborns, mothers, and fathers?


Grant Data
Project Title
Association among father involvement in pregnancy and childbirth, pregnancy violence and health outcomes: Does it help promote good health among newborns, mothers, and fathers?
Principal Investigator
Dr Chan, Edward Ko Ling   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Fong Daniel Yee Tak   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Tolman Richard   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Tiwari Agnes Fung Yee   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Leung Wing Cheong   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Ip Patrick   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Fung Tak Yuen   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
12
Start Date
2016-07-01
Completion Date
2017-06-30
Amount
564378
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Father involvemen, Pregnancy, Health, Pregnancy violence
Discipline
Social Policy
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
HKU Project Code
2015.A8.030.16A
Grant Type
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
Funding Year
2016/2017
Status
On-going
Objectives
1. To explore the prevalence and patterns of different aspects of father involvement, which includes availability at childbirth, emotional support, and instrumental support, in Hong Kong. 2. To examine whether paternity leave and flexible working arrangement of fathers can increase the level of father involvement. 3. To investigate the associations between father involvement and health outcomes of father, mother, and newborn, after controlling for the demographic background and pregnancy violence. 4. To explore the possible mechanisms of the impact of father involvement on health outcomes of father, mother, and newborn.