Gendered Work-life Ideologies among IT Professionals
Heikkinen, S., & Kivijärvi, M. (2021). Gendered Work-life Ideologies among IT Professionals. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Early access. https://doi.org/10.1080/08038740.2021.2015433
Published inNORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research
DisciplineOrganisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMJohtaminenVastuullinen liiketoiminta (painoala)Basic or discovery scholarshipOrganisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMManagement and LeadershipResponsible Business (focus area)Basic or discovery scholarship
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The study investigates the discourses IT professionals use to produce work–life relations. We focus on work–life ideologies and explore the agencies produced, as well as whether and how they are gendered. Our data were collected in interviews with 24 women and men working in the IT industry in Finland. Our results show, first, that work–life relations were constructed discursively through two different work–life ideologies, and second, that these ideologies produced different gendered agencies in reconciling work with life. In our study, work–life talk produced different positions for women and men, which were influenced by gendered norms and social expectations. We conclude that gendered agencies in work-life relations may have negative implications for both women and men who work in the dynamic but male-dominated ITindustry.
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Strategic research programmes, AoF; Postdoctoral Researcher, AoF
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