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Die veranderende rol van die man in die dubbelinkomstegesin

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Anna F. Steyn en_US
dc.contributor.author Smit, Ria
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T06:08:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T06:08:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-12
dc.date.submitted 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7483
dc.description D.Litt. et Phil. en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent research studies that have been done within the cadre of family sociology, researchers have emphasised the fact that the role of the man in the family is an important topic. This interest in the role of the husband/father has been facilitated by significant trends and changes of our time, manifesting world-wide, as well as in South Africa. These trends, such as the continuous rise in the rate of married women entering the labour market and the accompanying issues raised by changes in terms of the spouses' participation in household and childcare responsibilities, affect family life extensively. More researchers and theorists are now focussing on the shift from the man's role in the family as sole breadwinner to that of the active nurturant father within the context of a marital relationship characterised by companionship and an equal partnership between the spouses. For several decades the focus in South Africa, as in the case of other countries, fell on the increasing interface between work and family life, within the work/family spillover model, as experienced by the working married woman and how her marital and familial relationships are influenced by it. While it is clear from these research results, especially from those studies conducted in South Africa, that most men are no longer the sole or primary breadwinner in the family, it is less clear what new patterns of commitment and involvement these men are developing with regard to their family life. A related methodological shortcoming of sociological research on the husband/father role to date is that much of these research projects have relied on the wife/mother's report on her husband's attitude towards domestic responsibilities, his spousal and paternal conduct and the quality of the father-child relationship. As a result of this perspective on the changing role of the husband/father, the question arose as to what the situation in South Africa might be. The aim of this research was to shed light on the man's perception of his roles as husband and father in the dual-earner family and to what extent this perception may or may not stand in relationship to his experience of marital integration. In this quantitative research project the respondents were selected from the Gauteng area by means of purposive and snowball sampling. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Work and family - Social aspects - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Dual-career families - Influence - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Married people - Employment - Social aspects - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Husband and wife - Social aspects - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Husbands - Effect of stress on - Research - South Africa en_US
dc.title Die veranderende rol van die man in die dubbelinkomstegesin en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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