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Raising her daughter: A phenomenological study of the African American stepfather's perception of his relationship with his stepdaughter


2010 2010

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Abstract (summary)

In this phenomenological study based on semi-structured interviews with a nonrandom sample of African American stepfathers, I explored stepfather's understanding of their role in the lives of their stepdaughters. Thirteen African American stepfathers described the values and behaviors that they imparted to their stepdaughters. Using a conceptual framework as depicted by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, I clearly delineate how African American stepfather/stepdaughter relationships relate to the four basic dimensions of relational reality: facts, psychology, transactions, and relational ethics. This study contributes to the emerging literature on African American family ideologies and stepfamilies by producing a deep, clear, and accurate understanding of the experiences of African American stepfathers.

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Subject
African American Studies;
Black studies;
Counseling Psychology;
Individual & family studies
Classification
0296: African American Studies
0325: Black studies
0603: Counseling Psychology
0628: Individual & family studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; African-American; Boszormenyi-Nagy, Ivan; Contextual therapy; Daughter; Stepfather
Title
Raising her daughter: A phenomenological study of the African American stepfather's perception of his relationship with his stepdaughter
Author
Noble, Akwete Cleveland
Number of pages
132
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0659
Source
DAI-A 71/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124288413
Advisor
Fish, Linda Stone
University/institution
Syracuse University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3429067
ProQuest document ID
762514824
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/762514824
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