'Manly' men make better dads: Masculine traits are linked to stronger parenting skills
'Manly' men with typically masculine traits may be better fathers, a new study has claimed.
Researchers from the Ohio State University found that characteristics such as competitiveness and adventurousness were linked to being better fathers to infants.
While these traits are often seen as old-fashioned male stereotypes, the researchers say that they can result in more positive parenting behaviours.
Professor Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, who led the study, said: 'If fathers can preserve the best of these stereotypically masculine characteristics, without the negatives like hostile sexism, that would be good for families.'
The typically masculine traits linked to better parenting skills were:
- Standing up to pressure
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