Do Promise Keepers Dream of Feminist Sheep?

  title={Do Promise Keepers Dream of Feminist Sheep?},
  author={Louise Bordeaux Silverstein and Carl F. Auerbach and Loretta Jantos Grieco and F. Dunkel},
  journal={Sex Roles},
This article describes a qualitative researchstudy of Promise Keeper fathers. Twenty-two middleclass, primarily White suburban fathers were interviewedin focus groups abouttheir fathering experiences. The grounded theory analysis found that the menwere experiencing gender role strain as they tried toconform to traditional masculine role norms. The PromiseKeeper movement provided them with an ideology and social supportsystem that facilitated theirbecoming more involved fathers, while… Expand
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Introduction Focus Groups as Qualitative Method The Uses of Focus Groups Planning and Research Design for Focus Groups Conducting and Analyzing Focus Groups Additional Possibilities Conclusions