The existing model for the role of father is gradually being redefined. Examples in mass culture, the media and the internet which illustrate the way in which that role functions have been confronted with the expectations of women shown in the results of surveys. The background to the presentation of fathers' committment in their role are the results of surveys which show the actual involvement of Polish men in parenthood. the article also attempts to define the psycho-social determining factors for the appearance of a new model of fatherhood.
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