How Does Fatherhood Change Man’s Negative Behavior?
How men’s crime, alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco changed over time? Well, researchers showed that marriage change a man’s bad behaviors. And, the study hadn’t isolated the effects of being a father. Researchers assessed over two hundred boys at risks yearly from 12 to 31 years of age. They examine these boys’ vices and how they overcome and totally forget their vices.
Oregon State University psychology professor David Kerr stated that the decrease to boy’s tendency to engage in negative behaviors is due to adulthood. His study was printed in the present issue of a magazine Marriage and Family.
Researchers found out as well that males who were in good health in their late 20’s and 30’s shows that when they become a father, a great decrease in alcohol use and crimes are seen, compared to men who happened to have their first born in early 20’s. Men who have kids at more developed and expected time have the will to face fatherhood and get rid of their bad habits, Professor Kerr said.
Hopefully, both young and adult men can lessen tobacco use after their first born. This change in habit can have an essential role for both men and their families’ health. The study included in the body of research pertaining to the key period when man from disadvantage background can be ripe for interventions, the professor said.
Research suggest that fatherhood is a life changing experience for men who are engaged in high risks behavior
. It presents a unique chance for interventions, since new fathers can be ready and willing to hear more constructive message and makes behavioral change.
Lee Owen, Katherine Pears and Deborah Capaldi with Oregon Social Learning Centers and Margit Weisner through the efforts of University of Houston gives effort in the study. It was supported as well by awards to Oregon Social Learning Centers given by National Institute for Drug Abuse.