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The Experience of Mother as Divorced Single-Parent Heads of Family : The experiences from the crisis of life

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2010, 6(1), pp.219-242
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Kim Hye Sun 1 Kim Eun Ha 2

1강원대학교
2부산가톨릭대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purposes of this study was to reveal the experience of mother as divorced single-parent heads of family and enlarge the range of understanding of single-parent female heads of family in Korea. To achieve this purposes, this study asked divorced single-parent female heads of family that "what was your experience as mother as divorced single-parent heads of family?". Giorgi's phenomenological method was used to derive generally semantic structure of subjects' experience. Their experience-related data was collected through 2 or 3 in-depth individual interviews of 6 mothers as divorced single-parent heads of family in aged 30 and 40 residing in the eastern part of Gangwon Province from Dec. 2006 to April 2007. As a result of analysis, the experience of mothers as divorced single-parent heads of family is ‘leading a life with her children’ rather than unsuccessful married life and 4 components were found. Components of experience derived from study results include ‘giving up wife's status’, ‘making a great business of economic responsibility’, ‘fostering responsibility alone is beyond her capacity’, ‘finding out self-identity as independent supporter’.Based on these results, this study discussed the meaning of experience of mother as divorced single-parent female heads of family in the context of Korean unique society and culture and presented suggestions of follow-up study in theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects.

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