Sosyal Politika Çalışmaları Dergisi, cilt.20, sa.48, ss.687-714, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
This study aims to analyze the perceptions of fathers from different generations towards
fatherhood and the father-child relationship they founded. Nine fathers of three families
from three generations participated to the study. Case study as a type of qualitative research
was used with face to face and in-depth interviews for data collection. Based on content
analysis, regarding the perceptions of fathers towards fatherhood, it was found that the ways
of earning income, workload, the distance between father and child, faith and customs and
sex were determinants. Old generation fathers mainly perceived fatherhood as an economical
status however new generation fathers evalued it on relationship and communication focus.
Although new generation fathers accepted their children as precious beings regardless of their
gender and perceived their care as their own responsibility, old generation fathers accepted
boys as more valued and have a better relationship with them and more support for their care.