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dc.contributor.authorColquitt, Symoneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:45:26Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:45:26Z
dc.date.issued2002-09-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09152002-132622en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35063
dc.description.abstractFive African American fathers participated in a qualitative study that examined how fathers experience their children who live with chronic illnesses. The examination of their strengths and resiliencies revealed 10 factors that enhanced involvement and were incorporated into fathers' overall approaches to parenting: clear paternal definition; strong parenting alliance; gains experienced through father/child relationship; strong spiritual foundation; responsive social support systems; strategies for managing employment and illness demands; confidence in ability to navigate health care structure; attitude of self-sacrifice and flexibility; strategies for managing perceived disparities; and maintenance of future focus. In addition, fathers defined coping and advised professionals involved with families who have children diagnosed with chronic illness. In doing so, they revealed challenges to participation, potential constraints to involvement, and suggestions for productive encounters with systems of care and collaborative exchanges on behalf of children engaged in treatment.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspart3Chapters_Four_through_Appendecies.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart2Chpaters_One_through_Three.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart1Title_Pages.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectQualitative Studyen_US
dc.subjectStress and Copingen_US
dc.subjectChronic Illnessen_US
dc.subjectFathersen_US
dc.subjectAfrican American Menen_US
dc.subjectPaternal Involvementen_US
dc.titleToward A Greater Understanding of Fathering: Five African American Fathers' Experiences Parenting Their Children With Chronic Illnessesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairStith, Sandra M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRosen, Karen H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberColeman, Jean U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHenderson, Tammy L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09152002-132622/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-09-15en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-11-18
dc.date.adate2002-11-18en_US


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