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dc.creatorSmith, Wendy.
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-30T12:21:26Z
dc.date.available2010-09-30T12:21:26Z
dc.date.created2006
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/1324
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2006.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the construction of fatherhood through the 'voices of children' from a selection of schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. An open, exploratory qualitative research design was employed. The results suggest that children's constructions are primarily contemporary in nature, as opposed to traditional stereotypical notions of fathers as providers only. Fathers were cast in a 'new father' role as loving, caring, supportive and involved. Despite contemporary constructions, children also acknowledge a wide range of father imperfections. Differences in constructions were evident between children from different socio-economic backgrounds. Increased research efforts could focus on exploring gender and socio-economic differences in greater detail. It is hoped that these findings will provide the impetus for practitioners and researchers to be more inclusive of fathers and children in research.en_US
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dc.subjectFathers--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectFatherhood--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectFather and child--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectChildren--South Africa--Attitudes.en_US
dc.subjectSex role.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Psychology.en_US
dc.titleA qualitative analysis of the construction of fatherhood through the voices of children.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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