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Father identity, involvement and work-family balance: an in-depth interview study

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Show simple item record McLaughlin, Katrina Muldoon, Orla T. 2018-10-23T11:50:36Z 2018-10-23T11:50:36Z 2014
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Work and family roles have changed considerably in the past number of decades. Fathers are now expected to fulfil the role of new father' that involves actively caring and sharing in child rearing and, at the same time, maintain commitment to their occupational role. As a consequence, men are subject to the same pressure that women were when they initially entered the workplace decades ago and indeed still are today. This study aims to explore the meanings fathers attach to their life roles, how these meanings influence behaviour within these roles and how they negotiate the demands of these roles. In-depth interviews were carried out with 15 fathers, and the results were analysed adhering to the principles of grounded theory. The findings show the variability among fathers in both their commitment to fathering and the meanings they attach to that role. A significant tension between new fatherhood ideals and actual fathering practices is also apparent. These findings are discussed drawing upon traditional definitions of masculinity and wider occupational and cultural influences. Copyright (c) 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd., en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology;24 (5), pp. 439-452
dc.rights This is the author version of the following article, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 2014 24 (5), pp. 439-452 Father Identity, Involvement and Work–Family Balance: An In‐depth Interview Study McLaughlin, Katrina, Muldoon, Orla which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.subject fathers en_US
dc.subject parenting en_US
dc.subject childcare en_US
dc.subject qualitative en_US
dc.subject grounded theory en_US
dc.title Father identity, involvement and work-family balance: an in-depth interview study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2018-10-23T11:48:02Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/casp.2183
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1573702
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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