A1 Journal article (refereed)
Masculinity in flux? : Male managers navigating between work and family (2020)

Pučėtaitė, R., Lämsä, A.-M., & Norvaišaitė, M. (2020). Masculinity in flux? : Male managers navigating between work and family. Journal of Baltic Studies, 51(2), 179-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/01629778.2020.1746369

The research was funded by Strategic Research Council at the Research Council of Finland.

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Pučėtaitė, Raminta; Lämsä, Anna-Maija; Norvaišaitė, Marija

Journal or series: Journal of Baltic Studies

ISSN: 0162-9778

eISSN: 1751-7877

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 51

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 179-198

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01629778.2020.1746369

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68517


The article sheds light on male managers’ experience as fathers in a post-Soviet context in Lithuania. This empirical study of 12 male managers’ experiences of work-family integration (WFI), their ways of coping with negative experiences, and the role of organizations in reducing conflict and enriching WFI, reveal the emergence of a new paternal identity: fathers who perceive their role as caregivers but for whom this is still subordinate to the dominant role of the breadwinner. Relying on their wife is a man’s dominant coping strategy. Organizations are perceived as family unfriendly. The managerial implications of the need for organizational support are discussed.

Keywords: equality (values); paternity; gender; men; managers and executives; masculinity; family life; working life

Free keywords: equality; fatherhood; gender; Lithuania; male managers; masculinity; post-Soviet context; work-family integration

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Reporting Year: 2020

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