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Three men's experience of their journey to and through divorce: the unheard songs

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dc.contributor.advisor Visser, Elmarie en
dc.contributor.advisor Fourie, David P. en
dc.contributor.author Human, Werner J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:50:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:50:34Z
dc.date.submitted 2006-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1196
dc.description.abstract The psychological effects on, and the experience of divorce by women and children are widely researched. However little data is available on how divorce affects men and how they experience a marriage break-up. This study aims to explore and describe the `voices' (experiences) of divorce from three men's perspectives. The randomly selected sample for this study consisted of three participants'. Data was collected in the form of the participants own written testimonials. Out of the written testimonials themes were identified and explored by the researcher. This was done from an ecosystemic epistemological stance within the post-modern paradigm, with the symbolic use of music / popular songs to further `enhance' the exploration and description of the research participants' experiences of divorce. A qualitative methodological design was followed, allowing `unique' and personal `meaning' and experience to emerge. This study's results were presented in the form of `integrative' and descriptive text. Overall the study explicated unique descriptions of men's experiences of divorce with the creative application of music to enhance descriptions and experiences. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 153 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Hermeneutics approach en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Postmodernism en
dc.subject Social constructionism en
dc.subject Ecosystemic epistemology en
dc.subject Music and songs en
dc.subject Symbolism en
dc.subject Participants' voices en
dc.subject Divorce en
dc.subject Men's experience of divorce en
dc.subject.ddc 306.892
dc.subject.lcsh Divorced fathers
dc.subject.lcsh Families
dc.subject.lcsh Divorced people -- Family relationships
dc.subject.lcsh Divorce -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Single parents
dc.subject.lcsh Marital psychotherapy
dc.subject.lcsh Divorced parents
dc.subject.lcsh Narrative therapy
dc.title Three men's experience of their journey to and through divorce: the unheard songs en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Clinical Psychology) en


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