Work and Lifestyle: Social Representations Among Young Fathers

Work and Lifestyle: Social Representations Among Young Fathers

Work and Lifestyle: Social Representations Among Young Fathers

Work and Lifestyle: Social Representations Among Young Fatherss

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Référence bibliographique [567]

Negura, Lilian et Deslauriers, Jean-Martin. 2010. «Work and Lifestyle: Social Representations Among Young Fathers ». British Journal of Social Work, vol. 40, no 8, p. 2652-2668.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The goal of this research is to [...] examine the psycho-social mechanisms through which the event involving the birth of a child constitutes an important impetus for change in the dynamic of exclusion of young fathers in a situation of marginality. » (p. 2655-2656)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon est composé de 30 jeunes pères de la région de Gatineau.

Instruments :
- Guide d’entretien semi-directif
- Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


« The situation of young fathers has been systematically associated in the literature with poverty, school drop-out and paternal disinvolvement. Very few studies on this phenomenon have sought to analyse the psycho-social mechanisms behind the engagement of young fathers in a social integration process. […] More specifically, the social representations of work and lifestyle were examined based on the discourse of the young fathers. It was observed that these social representations contributed to the creation of a new identity as a father and that these psycho-social dynamics had an impact on the social integration of the young fathers. Our study highlights two striking developments in the discourse of these adolescents and young adults who, through their desire to enter the labour market and their intention to adopt pro-social behavior and improve their lifestyle, indicated their engagement – at times shaky, at times firm – in a dynamic of social integration. » (p. 2652)