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12 mäns motiv för och upplevelse av föräldraledighet

Christoffersson, Lotta and Fallman, Petra (2003)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The qualitative aim of this study is to explore the psychological aspects of the motives and experiences of twelve men in relation to parental leave. The nature and plurality of their subjective experiences are emphasized from a phenomenological perspective. Data was obtained by inviting fathers to answer questions in writing using self reports. The aim of the questions was to explore how parental leave affected the men's personal development and their relationship with the child and with their partner, as well as to identify any role models. The selection was restricted to fathers that are having, or have recently had, parental leave, and who are located in the southern part of Sweden. Our main conclusion is that the men's motives for... (More)
The qualitative aim of this study is to explore the psychological aspects of the motives and experiences of twelve men in relation to parental leave. The nature and plurality of their subjective experiences are emphasized from a phenomenological perspective. Data was obtained by inviting fathers to answer questions in writing using self reports. The aim of the questions was to explore how parental leave affected the men's personal development and their relationship with the child and with their partner, as well as to identify any role models. The selection was restricted to fathers that are having, or have recently had, parental leave, and who are located in the southern part of Sweden. Our main conclusion is that the men's motives for parental leave are driven primarily by their concern for their relationship with the child, although positive consequences emerged in the form of also a more equal relationship with their partner, and a better sense of self value and identity of fatherhood. Paper will be presented in: Swedish. Keywords: fatherhood, parental leave, parenthood, equality (Less)
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author
Christoffersson, Lotta and Fallman, Petra
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1356444
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The qualitative aim of this study is to explore the psychological aspects of the motives and experiences of twelve men in relation to parental leave. The nature and plurality of their subjective experiences are emphasized from a phenomenological perspective. Data was obtained by inviting fathers to answer questions in writing using self reports. The aim of the questions was to explore how parental leave affected the men's personal development and their relationship with the child and with their partner, as well as to identify any role models. The selection was restricted to fathers that are having, or have recently had, parental leave, and who are located in the southern part of Sweden. Our main conclusion is that the men's motives for parental leave are driven primarily by their concern for their relationship with the child, although positive consequences emerged in the form of also a more equal relationship with their partner, and a better sense of self value and identity of fatherhood. Paper will be presented in: Swedish. Keywords: fatherhood, parental leave, parenthood, equality},
  author       = {Christoffersson, Lotta and Fallman, Petra},
  keyword      = {Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {12 mäns motiv för och upplevelse av föräldraledighet},
  year         = {2003},
}