Title page for ETD etd-06232010-102200


Type of Document Dissertation
Author LeBlanc, Carol Catherine
Author's Email Address clebl43@lsu.edu, ccleblanc1@bellsouth.net
URN etd-06232010-102200
Title Generative Spirituality and the Parent-Child Relationship
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Human Ecology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Marks, Loren D. Committee Chair
Baumgartner, Jennifer Committee Member
Chaney, Cassandra Committee Member
Lawrence, Frances Committee Member
Henderson, Edward Dean's Representative
Keywords
  • Generative Spirituality
  • Parent-Child Relationship
Date of Defense 2010-06-04
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This research study includes examining and exploring the processes underlying faith, parent, and child relationships. The project is based on the premises that parents and children mutually influence each other and that faith is important, beneficial, and facilitative, particularly in an increasingly individualistic society.

Qualitative methods were used to uncover a depth of information regarding the intersection of faith, parent, and child. Interview data were utilized from a purposive national sample of 30 highly religious families. Four major themes emerged from the analysis. These themes include Concerns about Contemporary Culture, Commitment to Family Life, Close and Connected Family Relationships, and Children’s Influences.

Implications of this research study include informing professionals in the area of culturally competent practice and expanding theory regarding the nature of generative family relationships.

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