Date of Award
Master of Science
Sharon R. Bird
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.
Hwang, Euiseok, "Being a "good daddy": exploring the stability of paternal identity" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 12785.