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Farherhood from a gender perspective (Faderskap)

Date: 1.4.1997-28.2.1998
Code: 8173
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Arts (HF), Dept. of Psychology
Address: Nunnegatan 4, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 404
Fax +358-2-2154 833
E-mail kenneth.sandnabba@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Kenneth Sandnabba, Överassistent (1.4.1997-28.2.1998)
Researchers: psyk.mag. Christian Ahlberg (1.4.1997-28.2.1998)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 20 %
- applied research 80 %
ŇA internal financing: FIM 40000
Man months: Totally: 5 months
Keywords: faderskap, fostran, könsroller, isyys, kasvatus, sukupuoliroolit, faderskap, könsroller, maskulinitet, uppfostringsideal, childrearing ideals, fatherhood, gender roles, masculinity,

The purpose of the research is to compare attitudes and expections about parenthood and childrearing in fathers and mothers of preschool children.Special attention is put on examining the fathers and how masculine ideals affect the relation to the own child.The mothers serve as a reference group to which the father' childrearing ideals are compared.The study also examines parents' gender-related expectations on their children and the role of gender identification in parental behaviour.

Publication(s)

4.3.1996 / 30.10.1997