Er der plads til engagerede fædre i vores samfund ? - Udvikling af en social intervention rettet mod fædre

Sarah Theresa Stjernholk El Hamoumi & Frederikke Visby Wodickh

Studenteropgave: Speciale


Today’s society are limiting father’s potential of becoming equal caregivers even though
psychological research has found that fathers can provide the same degree of care to their
children as mothers. A study done by YouGov have found that more than half of 1008
respondents still feel closest to their mothers. With this thesis, we will focus on how to
equalize the imbalance between mothers and fathers by developing a social intervention,
that support father’s important role in their children’s lives.
Fathers today do not have the same possibilities to get the same support for caregiving
activities as mothers. As part of the research for this thesis we have collected empirical
data from 19 informants divided in four semi-structured interviews, two telephone
interviews, and two future workshops in order to learn more about fathers' wishes and
Based on analysis from our empirical data, Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger's social learning
theory and Kenneth Reinecke's considerations on fatherhood and masculinity, we have
found that the traditional gender perceptions are still influencing family life, which may
contribute to trickle down on society's view of fathers as second-class parents.
We find that a shift in the view of fathers is required to change these structures – a social
intervention like fathers' communities could help achieve this. Through participation in
communities, fathers can experience greater autonomy and equality in relation to give care
for their children. By entering communities with other fathers, they have someone to
mirror themselves in, which can help them develop their paternity. And hopefully more
municipalities will offer greater options for fathers in the future. Furthermore, we find that
a fifth wave of feminism, which seek to offset the imbalance between mothers and fathers
is needed.

UddannelserSociale Interventionsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2019
Antal sider83
VejledereSilas Harrebye


  • Faderskab
  • Maskulinitet
  • Fællesskaber
  • Social læringsteori
  • Ulighed
  • Kenneth Reinicke
  • Jean Lave
  • Etienne Wenger
  • Fremtidsværksted
  • Semistruktuerede interviews
  • Hegemonisk maskulinitet
  • Social intervention
  • Fædre