Masculinity and fatherhood: new fathers’ perceptions of their female partners’ efforts to assist them to reduce or quit smoking

Kwon, Jae-Yung, Oliffe, John L., Bottorff, Joan L. and Kelly, Mary T. (2014) Masculinity and fatherhood: new fathers’ perceptions of their female partners’ efforts to assist them to reduce or quit smoking. American Journal of Men's Health, 1-8. doi:10.1177/1557988314545627

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Author Kwon, Jae-Yung
Oliffe, John L.
Bottorff, Joan L.
Kelly, Mary T.
Title Masculinity and fatherhood: new fathers’ perceptions of their female partners’ efforts to assist them to reduce or quit smoking
Journal name American Journal of Men's Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1557-9883
1557-9891
Publication date 2014-08-08
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1557988314545627
Open Access Status DOI
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Health promotion initiatives to reduce smoking among parents have focused almost exclusively on women to support their cessation during pregnancy and postpartum, while overlooking the importance of fathers’ smoking cessation. This study was a secondary analysis of in-depth interviews with 20 new and expectant fathers to identify how they perceived their female partners’ efforts to assist them to reduce or quit smoking. Social constructionist gender frameworks were used to theorize and develop the findings. Three key themes were identified: support and autonomy in men’s smoking cessation, perception of challenging men’s freedom to smoke, and contempt for men’s continued smoking. The findings suggest that shifts in masculinities as men take up fathering should be considered in designing smoking cessation interventions for fathers.
Keyword Fathers
Fathering
Smoking cessation
Tobacco
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print 8 August 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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