ERIC Number: ED478871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Dad Was a Terrible Hard Worker: The Influence of Family and School on Dublin's Men's Working Lives--Preliminary Findings. CLMS Working Paper.
The influences that home, family, and education have on Irish men's experiences of working life are explored based on interviews and questionnaire research carried out in North Dublin during 1997 and 1998. A two-stage research design was adopted. The first stage involved a short attitudinal-type questionnaire given to men at a sporting club. The questionnaire contained biographical and attitudinal questions on work, home, politics, class, and education. One hundred fifty-six questionnaires out of 250 were returned. The second stage was an in-depth interview with 10 men, which consisted of more formal questions about the respondent's present occupation and/or current educational participation. The findings suggest the following: (1) men retain notions that men should be the heads of households, that outside work is more important for men, and domestic work is more important for women; (2) the men's fathers had a significant influence on their attitudes toward work; (3) the majority of the men agreed that education was important for success, but nearly half felt that success is based on whom one knows and most felt that school and education did not prepare them for work. (Contains 45 references and four appendixes, including survey questions.) (SLR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Family Influence, Father Attitudes, Fathers, Foreign Countries, Middle Class, Mother Attitudes, Occupational Aspiration, Outcomes of Education, Parent Role, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Role of Education, Sex Role, Social Attitudes, Tables (Data), Work Attitudes, Work Life Expectancy
For full text: http://www.clms.le.ac.uk/publications/wkpapers/work_paperNo30.pdf .
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland (Dublin)