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Explorative study on the process of promoting male parental leave in enterprises

ONO Hiromi(Meisei University)

The purpose of this study is to examine the process of promoting male parental leave in enterprises.Semi-structured interviews were conducted for 12 private enterprise promoting male parental leave. The verbal protocols for each participant were analyzed by Modified Grounded Theory Approach (M-GTA). As a result,59 concepts in 26 categories were created based on the data. The results are summarized as follows: (1)Enterprises that promote male parental leave position work-life balance as a management strategy. (2)Specific measures to promote male parental leave include formulating promotion rules and cultivating culture. (3)As a result of promoting male parental leave,results such as realization of worklife balance and strengthening organizational structure can be obtained.

Keyword : men’s parental leave, work-life balance, work-style reform, M-GTA