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dc.contributor.authorLewington, L
dc.contributor.authorLee, J
dc.contributor.authorSebar, B
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-22T05:33:47Z
dc.date.available2021-03-22T05:33:47Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1097-184X
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1097184X21993884
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/403202
dc.description.abstractA man’s transition into the role of a father is a rewarding yet challenging experience for many men. This study explores how men navigate contradictory roles of fatherhood and the impact this has on their identity. Fifteen first-time fathers were interviewed, and their responses were analysed using thematic and discourse analysis tools. Findings revealed that fathers were found to both adhere to and challenge masculine ideals of fatherhood. Men described both traditional and non-traditional roles in their becoming a father, being a father, and navigating fatherhood and manhood. The continuation and contestation of masculine discourses in the experiences of fatherhood was found to influence their involvement with raising children and employment, as well as their relationships. Overall, these findings highlight the uncertainty that shapes modern fathers’ roles and demonstrates how fathers move between both traditional and new fatherhood roles.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMen and Masculinities
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther human society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4410
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4702
dc.title“I’m not Just a Babysitter”: Masculinity and Men’s Experiences of First-Time Fatherhood
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLewington, L; Lee, J; Sebar, B, “I’m not Just a Babysitter”: Masculinity and Men’s Experiences of First-Time Fatherhood, Men and Masculinities, 2021
dc.date.updated2021-03-16T23:05:52Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
gro.rights.copyrightLewington, L; Lee, J; Sebar, B, “I’m not Just a Babysitter”: Masculinity and Men’s Experiences of First-Time Fatherhood, Men and Masculinities, 2021. Copyright 2021 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorSebar, Bernadette M.
gro.griffith.authorLee, Jessica
gro.griffith.authorMichael, Lily L.


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