Vægtning af værdier i familien/parforholdet

Sofie Juul Aunvig, Nanna Brandt Møller Andersen, Anna Hee Ustvedt, Christina Wolstrup & Anna Sofie Nabe-Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper investigates which values families are focused more on and how these reflect on their choice of lifestyle, partner etc. Our goal is to show how families give priority to their family versus their work. We have focused on the everyday lives of ordinary families to see why they have chosen to live in their specific type of family and to see how families have developed since the 1950’s. The theories on “the consequences individualization has caused the society and family lifestyle “ by Beck, Beck-Gernsheim and Dencik are used to support our observations. These theories all reflect on how individualization has an impact on relationships, children, love and family structures. We have collected empirical data consisting of five interviews and analysed these based on the above-mentioned theoreticians. Our three interviews were made with one set of parents living in a traditional nuclear family, one set of parents who have been divorced from one another and one interview was made with a homosexual male living in a family where he has two children with a lesbian couple. Our analysis shows that families value their children to a higher degree, than they did in the 1950’s. The family activities are more on terms of the children than it was in the modern society. It has also been found that individuals value time, presence and care within family boundaries. The individualization process and the fact that women today are more active on the job market have caused a change in the family lifestyle from the modern society to the post-modern society. Furthermore the individualization process has led to individuals being released from the ties of tradition.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2015
VejledereHanne Themsen


  • Vægtning af værdier
  • familien