Intergenerational Fatherhood and Father-Child Relationship

Ördek S. , Aktaş Arnas Y.

Sosyal Politika Çalışmaları Dergisi, cilt.20, sa.48, ss.687-714, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 48
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: Sosyal Politika Çalışmaları Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.687-714


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.