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Utan barn skulle det vara tomt i mitt liv: En kvalitativ studie om upplevelser av föräldrarollen hos äldre män
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work. Ersta Sköndal University College, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Work. Ersta Sköndal University College, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Without Children my Life would be Empty : A Qualitative Study on Elderly Fathers Experiences of their Role as a Father (English)
Abstract [sv]

Föräldrarollen, och upplevelserna av den, varierar alltid utifrån många olika faktorer. Under mitten av 1900-talet var den gällande familjenormen att mödrarna tog allt ansvar för hem och omsorg av barnen, medan fäderna stod för försörjningen. Fäderna gavs alltså bara en liten möjlighet att lära känna/knyta an till sina barn när de var små.

Vilka effekter detta kan ha haft på relationen mellan fäderna och deras barn, då barnen blivit vuxna, är i stort sett ett outforskat område. Den här studien ämnar kunna belysa dessa. En kvalitativ studie genomfördes där ett antal äldre ensamstående fäder har intervjuats om deras upplevelser och erfarenheter av att vara småbarnsförälder under denna tid.

Resultaten från intervjuerna, tillsammans med relevant teori, har gett oss insikt i och förståelse för hur deras situation såg ut då och hur de upplever deras dåvarande fadersroll samt deras nuvarande relationer med de nu vuxna barnen.

De visade sig att alla de äldre fäderna som deltog i studien anser sig ha goda, och vad som ger intrycket av att vara kravlösa, relationer med sina nu vuxna barn. Detta trots deras vetskap om vissa försummelser av dem då de var små. Den dåvarande normen gällande familjeordning verkar inte ha haft någon negativ inverkan på just detta. 

Abstract [en]

The parent role and the experiences of being a parent depends on many different factors. During the mid 20th century the standard family construction was that the mothers took on all responsibility regarding the household and caring for children while the fathers were in charge of the bread winning. The fathers were given very little opportunity to get to know/attach to their children when they were young.

The effects this could have on the relationships between the fathers and their grownup children is a rather unexplored field. This study aims to elucidate this. A qualitative study was carried through where a number of elderly single fathers were interviewed concerning their experiences of being a parent to a small child during this era.

The results from the interviews along with relevant theory have given us knowledge and understanding about their current situation, how they now experience the parent role they had then, as well as about the current relationships they have with their now adult children.

It turned out that all the participating elderly fathers consider them selves to have good, and what gives the impression of being unconditioned, relationships with their adult children. Even though the fathers are well aware of the fact that they somehow did neglect their children when they were young. The standard family order that was the rule at the time does not seem to have had any negative effect on the relationships. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 76 p.
Keyword [en]
Elderly fathers, father-child attachment, parent role, family construction, identity role
Keyword [sv]
Äldre fäder, far-barn-anknytning, föräldraroll, familjeordning, identifierande roll
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-1612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-1612DiVA: diva2:534503
Educational program
Socionomprogrammet med inriktning mot äldre
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(Swedish)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-06-18 Created: 2012-06-17 Last updated: 2012-08-20Bibliographically approved

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