Exploring the Influences of Homelessness on the Single Parent Family: A Grounded Theory Approach

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201872
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the Influences of Homelessness on the Single Parent Family: A Grounded Theory Approach
Author(s):
Langemeier, Jane Marlene
Author Details:
Jane Marlene Langemeier, RN, MSN, PhD
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Exploring the influences of homelessness on the single parent family: A grounded theory approach Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the influences of homelessness on the process of family life from the perspective of the single parent. A gap in knowledge supported an additional aim to discover how the homeless single parent perceives the impact of homelessness on the present and future life of the family. Lastly the study aimed to conceptualize the influences of homelessness for the single parent family. This qualitative study utilized a semi-structured, face to face interview approach to collect data. Glaser's (1978) qualitative grounded theory methodology guided data collection and analysis. Constant comparative analysis with open and axial coding identified emergent themes and categories until data saturation was achieved. A recruiting letter was distributed at two Midwestern homeless shelters to recruit homeless single parents. Thus, this purposive approach led to 15 participants (13 mothers and 2 fathers) meeting the inclusion criteria for the study. The results of this study examined the complexity of homelessness for a single parent family through the interpretive nature and analysis of their narratives. Themes identified include: action and reactions, wake-up calls, paradox of influences, parental dichotomy, self-awareness, and resourcefulness. The principal findings of the study identified homelessness as a dynamic and fluid phenomenon for the single parent family. The multifaceted influences on the single parent homeless family offers explanations for their needs which can enhance appropriate interventions and policy development.
Keywords:
Grounded Theory; Homelessness; Homeless single parent family
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Description:
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleExploring the Influences of Homelessness on the Single Parent Family: A Grounded Theory Approachen
dc.contributor.authorLangemeier, Jane Marleneen
dc.author.detailsJane Marlene Langemeier, RN, MSN, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201872-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Exploring the influences of homelessness on the single parent family: A grounded theory approach Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the influences of homelessness on the process of family life from the perspective of the single parent. A gap in knowledge supported an additional aim to discover how the homeless single parent perceives the impact of homelessness on the present and future life of the family. Lastly the study aimed to conceptualize the influences of homelessness for the single parent family. This qualitative study utilized a semi-structured, face to face interview approach to collect data. Glaser's (1978) qualitative grounded theory methodology guided data collection and analysis. Constant comparative analysis with open and axial coding identified emergent themes and categories until data saturation was achieved. A recruiting letter was distributed at two Midwestern homeless shelters to recruit homeless single parents. Thus, this purposive approach led to 15 participants (13 mothers and 2 fathers) meeting the inclusion criteria for the study. The results of this study examined the complexity of homelessness for a single parent family through the interpretive nature and analysis of their narratives. Themes identified include: action and reactions, wake-up calls, paradox of influences, parental dichotomy, self-awareness, and resourcefulness. The principal findings of the study identified homelessness as a dynamic and fluid phenomenon for the single parent family. The multifaceted influences on the single parent homeless family offers explanations for their needs which can enhance appropriate interventions and policy development.en
dc.subjectGrounded Theoryen
dc.subjectHomelessnessen
dc.subjectHomeless single parent familyen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:57:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:57:31Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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