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Karriärist javisst!: En kvalitativ studie om fäders upplevelser kring vård av barn
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Following is a study of fathers 'experiences of balance between work and home life. The method the researchers used was based on qualitative interviews aimed at describing father’s own experiences and values, which affects them. The researchers chose to specifically study situations where the fathers were faced with situations where their children needed to be cared for in the home because of a cold or similar illness since this is a situation that directly affects the time that was meant for work, but now risk being moved to areas of life that the researchers define as home life. This is to see whether the respondents felt that this situation affected the balance between work- and home life. The result shows that there are many values of masculinity and fatherhood that influence the respondents when they create their identities. It is those values that come into conflict, as different roles floats into other areas of life, which results in an imbalance between work- and home life. This means that fathers experience distress as they try to compensate by working from home or at other times. It also creates a conflict in ideal gender-equal relationships in which men and women in theory, try to act on values of gender-equality but in practice, solve these situation based on traditional gender patterns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Work/life - balance, masculine ideals, normativity, parenting, reflexivity
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26293OAI: diva2:785847
Subject / course
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-04 Last updated: 2015-02-05Bibliographically approved

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