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Korean Journal of Child Health Nursing 2002;8(1):86-96.
Life Experience of Maternal Absence to the Adolescent Boys Living with Father.
Jung Soon Kweon, In Sook Park
Department Nursing, the College of Medicine, Chung-Nam National University, Korea. ispark@cnu.ac.kr
The purpose of this study was to understand life experience of mother's abscence to the adolescent boys. Nine participants(7th-9th grades) were selected and interviewed intensively. Data were analyzed according to the methods of Colaizzi. Significant statements were extracted from data. From those significant statements, 37 themes, 15 clusters of themes and 5 categories were emerged. Fifteen cluster of themes formed 5 categories : Feeling loneliness, longing for mother and suppressing the painful feelings, sense of distance between toward father and friend, being pessimistic about the situation they face, and feeling envy. In this study the author described unique life experience of adolescent boys who are living with single father.
Key words: Adolescent boys; Maternal abscence
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