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dc.contributor.author Chen, Jou-Chen
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-27T14:51:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-27T14:51:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/7216
dc.description.abstract This study addresses parenting styles of Taiwanese single mothers, focusing on interactions between cultural factors and their approach to parenting, and how Taiwanese single mothers define and perceive their parenting styles. Using phenomenological and narrative analysis, eight participants (four divorced, four widowed) were interviewed in-depth in Taiwan, using Chinese and Taiwanese. The study identified their self-awareness as parents in terms of behaviors, beliefs, attitudes and values as well as interactions with their children, including the use of discipline. Additional issues addressed include financial circumstances, social and government resources available to single mothers, their emotional management/coping strategies and problem solving abilities, their use of self-talk/proverbs, and their children’s personalities in relation to family status and patriarchal cultural attitudes about single-mother households. en
dc.description.sponsorship Submitted to the faculty of the University Graduate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Sciences in the Department of Applied Health Science, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Indiana University May 2010 ii Accepted by the Graduate Faculty, Indiana University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.title Parenting styles of taiwanese single mothers whose eldest child is between the ages of seven and seventeen en
dc.type Thesis en


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