FSD3428 Under 40-year-old Parents' Perceptions of Parenthood 2020

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  • Hämäläinen, Minna (University of Eastern Finland)


children, family life, fathers, mothers, one-parent families, parental role


The dataset consists of texts written by parents aged under 40 on their experiences of parenthood. The study aimed to collect data on how parents experience and discuss their parenthood as well as what kinds of feelings parents have towards their children and other family members.

In the writing guidelines, the participants were invited to write about their relationship with their children and other adults in the family and the feelings they experienced relating to parenthood. Additionally, the writers were asked to discuss how their perception of family life had changed after having children and what family meant to them.

Background information included the participant's gender and age. The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

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