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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158323
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experiences of Parents Living with Acting-out Adolescents
Abstract:
Experiences of Parents Living with Acting-out Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2004
Author:Binding, Linda
P.I. Institution Name:Faculty of Nursing
Contact Address:University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, CAN
Co-Authors:Tapp, Dianne, RN, PhD
This study is a qualitative descriptive and exploratory analysis of problems encountered by parents living with a teen exhibiting behavioral difficulties that create problems with family, school, or the law. The aim is to provide substantive information concerning the world of parents struggling with an acting-out adolescent. Such information will be useful working with families from a preventive and a treatment perspective. Significance of the Study: In clinical practice with families in mental health and hospital settings, it is notable that many parents of adolescents seem overwhelmed by their problems. However, parents are more often open to receiving help when their experience is heard and understood by health care professionals. This study assumes that the experiences of parents living with a troubled adolescent need to be seriously considered in the treatment of the adolescent and in the planning of preventive and interventive programs. The study is relevant because many parents are concerned about their adolescent’s behavior, yet are at a loss as to what to do, or where to go, if they meet with resistance from the adolescent. In a recent and extensive literature review few studies were found which looked at parents’ perspectives on resources available to them for problems in parenting troubled adolescents. Significantly, only one of the studies discussed the parents’ perceptions of their attempts to obtain treatment for a troubled adolescent. In this study nearly 60 percent of the parents surveyed over a one year period who had sought help were not satisfied with the help they had received. The most frequent complaint was that professionals did not seem to understand what the parents were experiencing. Outline of Research Plan and Design: Hermeneutic phenomenology has been selected as the research approach for this study. The meanings of parents’ difficulties with acting-out adolescents become visible through their own language and stories that describe the everyday encounters with their adolescents and with the health care system. Hermeneutic phenomenology affords the researcher a stance from which to engage in interviewing by calling forth relevant stories of everyday experience related to the phenomenon of interest. Hermeneutic inquiries typically plan for a sample size of approximately 10 participants who have experienced the phenomenon of interest, and are able to reflect upon and discuss their experience. Potential subjects are parents who identify themselves as having difficulty with an acting-out adolescent, and who are seeking help for this relationship. Parents will be invited to engage in one or two interviews of 60 to 90 minutes’ duration, which will be audiotaped and transcribed verbatim to generate text for analysis. Unstructured interviews sustain a focus on the topic, but are intended to permit wide latitude to explore stories and examples in depth. Textual analysis begins immediately, as interpretive conjectures from each interview may inform the questions and understandings that emerge in subsequent interviews. Salient exemplars are highlighted, and interpretive memos begin to explore descriptive accounts that emerge from the text. Conclusion: There is little research available on parents’ experiences living with acting-out adolescents. Such information will be useful for self-help groups, counselors and social service agencies. A large number of families struggle with out-of-control adolescents; their experiences regarding attempts to obtain assistance in coping with every-day incidents as well as crises are important and worth of further inquiry.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExperiences of Parents Living with Acting-out Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158323-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Experiences of Parents Living with Acting-out Adolescents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Binding, Linda</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, CAN</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Tapp, Dianne, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study is a qualitative descriptive and exploratory analysis of problems encountered by parents living with a teen exhibiting behavioral difficulties that create problems with family, school, or the law. The aim is to provide substantive information concerning the world of parents struggling with an acting-out adolescent. Such information will be useful working with families from a preventive and a treatment perspective. Significance of the Study: In clinical practice with families in mental health and hospital settings, it is notable that many parents of adolescents seem overwhelmed by their problems. However, parents are more often open to receiving help when their experience is heard and understood by health care professionals. This study assumes that the experiences of parents living with a troubled adolescent need to be seriously considered in the treatment of the adolescent and in the planning of preventive and interventive programs. The study is relevant because many parents are concerned about their adolescent&rsquo;s behavior, yet are at a loss as to what to do, or where to go, if they meet with resistance from the adolescent. In a recent and extensive literature review few studies were found which looked at parents&rsquo; perspectives on resources available to them for problems in parenting troubled adolescents. Significantly, only one of the studies discussed the parents&rsquo; perceptions of their attempts to obtain treatment for a troubled adolescent. In this study nearly 60 percent of the parents surveyed over a one year period who had sought help were not satisfied with the help they had received. The most frequent complaint was that professionals did not seem to understand what the parents were experiencing. Outline of Research Plan and Design: Hermeneutic phenomenology has been selected as the research approach for this study. The meanings of parents&rsquo; difficulties with acting-out adolescents become visible through their own language and stories that describe the everyday encounters with their adolescents and with the health care system. Hermeneutic phenomenology affords the researcher a stance from which to engage in interviewing by calling forth relevant stories of everyday experience related to the phenomenon of interest. Hermeneutic inquiries typically plan for a sample size of approximately 10 participants who have experienced the phenomenon of interest, and are able to reflect upon and discuss their experience. Potential subjects are parents who identify themselves as having difficulty with an acting-out adolescent, and who are seeking help for this relationship. Parents will be invited to engage in one or two interviews of 60 to 90 minutes&rsquo; duration, which will be audiotaped and transcribed verbatim to generate text for analysis. Unstructured interviews sustain a focus on the topic, but are intended to permit wide latitude to explore stories and examples in depth. Textual analysis begins immediately, as interpretive conjectures from each interview may inform the questions and understandings that emerge in subsequent interviews. Salient exemplars are highlighted, and interpretive memos begin to explore descriptive accounts that emerge from the text. Conclusion: There is little research available on parents&rsquo; experiences living with acting-out adolescents. Such information will be useful for self-help groups, counselors and social service agencies. A large number of families struggle with out-of-control adolescents; their experiences regarding attempts to obtain assistance in coping with every-day incidents as well as crises are important and worth of further inquiry. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:43:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:43:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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