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Call Me Daddy: How Professional/Managerial Men Craft and Enact Their Fatherhood Identities

Author(s): Christine D. Bataille, Melinda M. McGill-Carlison

Citation: Christine D. Bataille, Melinda M. McGill-Carlison, (2017)"Call Me Daddy: How Professional/Managerial Men Craft and Enact Their Fatherhood Identities," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 18, Iss. 4, pp. 49-66

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


Historically, the thrust of work-family research has focused on women’s challenges with managing their career versus family identities. However, men are now struggling to make sense of what it means to be a father, and meet the conflicting demands of being breadwinners and nurturing fathers. In this study, we investigate how men envision and enact their fatherhood identities through interviews with five first-time expectant fathers and five new fathers who work in professional/managerial careers. We uncover a variety of fatherhood role ideologies, fatherhood identities, and several organizational factors that help or hinder men’s ability to successfully combine career and family.