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    ‘Shutting the world out’: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis exploring the paternal experience of parenting a young adult with a developmental disability

    Thackeray, Lisa and Eatough, Virginia (2018) ‘Shutting the world out’: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis exploring the paternal experience of parenting a young adult with a developmental disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 31 (S2), pp. 179-190. ISSN 1360-2322.

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    Abstract

    Background: An in-depth exploration of the experience of midlife fathers of developmentally disabled young adults (aged 19-32 years) was motivated by a dearth of research in this area (McKnight, 2015). Method: Five fathers participated in semi-structured interviews which were subjected to interpretative phenomenological analysis (Smith, Flowers and Larkin, 2009). Results: The final thematic structure comprises four inter-related themes. They demonstrate a high degree of concern for children’s well-being; the joy adult children confer on their father’s lives as well as the difficulties men experience in response to the limited opportunities available to their offspring. Importantly findings also illustrate the way in which men struggle to contend with painful emotions

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of (Closed)
    Depositing User: Virginia Eatough
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 15:02
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 21:04
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16607

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