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Male adolescents of divorce:the relationship with their noncustodial father.

Show simple item record Kerr, Christine.L 2012-04-13T15:39:38Z 2015-10-01T13:47:28Z 2012-04-13T15:39:38Z 2015-10-01T13:47:28Z 2012-04-13T15:39:38Z
dc.description.abstract Since the divorce rate in the United States began to rise dramatically in the 1970's researchers have studied the impact of divorce on those involved.The research indicates that children whose parents divorce are more likely than children whose parents remain married to suffer from a lower level of well-being and are at greater risk for a myriad of researchers have focused on the impact of divorce on male adolescents specifically,studies of adolescent males in general indicate they are at risk for a variety of problems including poor school performance,accidents and involvement in crime. Recent research also indicates the importance of fathers in the lives of male adolescents.However,divorce frequently results in boys being placed in the custody of their mothers,which may disrupt their relationship with their noncustodial fathers.A modified Stevick-Colaizzi-Keen phenomenological method was used for interviewing and methods of analysis(Moustakes,1994).A qualitative investigation of the perceived experience of eight male adolescents of divorce and their relationships with their noncustodial fathers was conducted.The findings indicate that the experience of male adolescents(in this case all college students) regarding their relationships with their noncustodial father(a)impacts their perceptions of fathering.(b)creates a desire for a closer father-son relationship,(c)affects their definition of self,(d)results in a crossing of generational boundaries,(e)informs their lifetime meanings,(f)requires them to rely on others to meet their needs, and (g)confirms prior research findings that children are resilient and most do not carry debilitating psychological effects of divorce into adulthood.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Christine L. Kerr
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Father and child.
dc.subject.lcsh Children of divorced parents.
dc.subject.lcsh Absentee fathers.
dc.title Male adolescents of divorce:the relationship with their noncustodial father.
dc.type Dissertation December 2008
dc.description.committeechair Not Listed
dc.description.committeemembers Brubaker, Brad
dc.description.committeemembers Campbell, James L. Doctor of Philosophy
dc.description.department Department of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd ILL-ETD-012
dc.description.level Doctoral
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 102 p.: ill. Includes abstract and appendix.
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