Jack of all trades? Involved father, ideal worker and caring husband
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|Title:||Jack of all trades? Involved father, ideal worker and caring husband||Authors:||Byrne, Janice; Dowling-Hetherington, Linda; Canato, Anna||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10839||Date:||1-Jul-2019||Online since:||2019-07-02T12:50:10Z||Abstract:||Men’s roles and behaviours in the home have evolved significantly over the last few decades. Involved ‘hands on’ fathers are much more prevalent. However, research on fathers and working men remains a neglected focus. Our paper seeks to render ‘working fathers’ more visible and provides insights into the work-life balance (WLB) experiences of professional men in a flexible and autonomous work role (academia). We interviewed fifteen male faculty members with pre-school and school-age children from three research-oriented European business schools. Our study identified three salient themes that emerged from how fathers talk about WLB – ‘mastering time’; ‘it’s all about being there’; and ‘performance pressures: imposition, compliance and choice’. We show how some fathers attempt to become ‘jack of all trades’ – an ‘involved father’, an ‘ideal worker’ and a ‘caring husband’ – and how some fathers adopt working practices that heighten their level of (self-produced) work life conflict.||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Keywords:||Men; Fathers; Work life balance; Role; Involvement; Academia; Time; Presence; Performance||Other versions:||https://www.iese.edu/faculty-research/8-international-conference-work-family/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||IESE 2019: 8th International Conference of Work and Family, Work family in the pursuit of happiness, Barcelona, Spain, 1-2 July 2019|
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