Hope for the fatherless?: A grounded interpretive approach Hope for the fatherless?: A grounded interpretive approach
My interviews show that cultural, family, and educational background and the individualâ€™s interpretations of his or her situation significantly contributed to how fatherlessness was experienced. In contrast to the generally grim literature on fatherlessness, the results of the present study suggest that the consequences of fatherlessness do not have to be as grim as they are generally portrayed. While fatherlessness is difficult, there is hope for the fatherless in that they can overcome the negative implications of their situationâ€”a finding that contributes to a more holistic understanding and a perspective of fatherlessness that has not yet been sufficiently been documented by the literature.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:fatherlessness father loss absence resilience sucessful coping qualitative research phenomenology grounded interpretive theory
Date of Publication:01/19/2007