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Single parent families: from stereotype to archetype

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyders, F.J.A. (Prof.) en Monama, Diana Dikeledi en 2009-08-25T10:51:11Z 2009-08-25T10:51:11Z 2009-08-25T10:51:11Z 2007-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Monama, Diana Dikeledi (2009) Single parent families: from stereotype to archetype, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The number of single-parent families has increased dramatically in the world. In South Africa, this increase has partly been due to the increased number of deaths as a result of the AIDS pandemic. The purpose of this study is to explore experiences of widowers as single parents. The study proposes to elevate the view of single-parent families, which classes them as stereotypes of victimization, to where such families come to represent responsible archetypes. Unstructured in-depth interviews were used to obtain data from two Black and two White widowed single fathers. Thematic content analysis was utilized to identify emerging themes from the fathers' stories. Fathers in this study challenged the deficit model's view of single parenting which claims that these families are broken. As far as its applicability is concerned, this study may be beneficial to psychotherapists, single parents and society as a whole. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 191 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Archetype en
dc.subject Stereotype en
dc.subject Single-parent family en
dc.subject Widower en
dc.subject.ddc 306.87422
dc.subject.lcsh Single fathers
dc.subject.lcsh Motherless families
dc.subject.lcsh Single-parent families
dc.subject.lcsh Widowers
dc.subject.lcsh Stereotypes (Social psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Archetype (Psychology)
dc.title Single parent families: from stereotype to archetype en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A.(Clinical Psychology) en

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