Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

Sharon R. Bird

Abstract

Based on the theoretical frame of identity theory, this research purposes to find the shared meanings between one's paternal identity and other role identities such as professional identity and religious identity. The research employed face-to-face interviews with semi-structured questionnaires. Five Korean, four Korean-American or Korean permanent residents, and five Anglo-American interviewees participated in the research. Findings show that paternal role players share specific meanings with other role identities. Although shared meanings vary from person to person, these meanings are commonly emphasized by interviewees. The existence of shared meanings among multiple identities leads the researcher to draw the conclusion about the dynamics among multiple identities in accordance with a hierarchical structure of meanings.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1147

Copyright Owner

Euiseok Hwang

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

80 pages

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Sociology Commons

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