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dc.contributor.authorBird, Kimberly D.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:50:15Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:50:15Zen
dc.date.issued1995-11-03en
dc.identifier.otheretd-11182008-063627en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45877en
dc.description.abstractThe Appalachian family can be considered part of an ethnic group. This is due to the culture's unique, identifiable sociohistorical context, physical boundaries, family traditions, and cultural values. This qualitative study examined ten Appalachian couples' perceptions of their family life. Components of family life were accessed via semi-structured interviews. Questions elicited information about family membership, relationships, structure, functioning and values. The information provided by participants seemed to fall into two broad categories: family values and family dynamics. Themes that emerged from the interviews indicated that participants highly valued children, family of procreation, extended family,en
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1995.B5349.pdfen
dc.subjectrural familiesen
dc.subjectAppalachian family lifeen
dc.subjectqualitative researchen
dc.subjectAppalachiaen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1995.B5349en
dc.titleAppalachian couples' perspectives of their family life: a qualitative analysisen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentFamily and Child Developmenten
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Child Developmenten
dc.contributor.committeechairRosen, Karen H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCollum, Eric E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberStith, Sandra M.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11182008-063627/en
dc.date.sdate2008-11-18en
dc.date.rdate2008-11-18en
dc.date.adate2008-11-18en


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