GROUNDED THEORY ANALYSIS ON THE REARING EXPERIENCE OF FATHERS WITH CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

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Hyun-Cheol Lee, Kyung-Im Han, Soo-Jin Kim

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Purpose: This study aims to examine father’s experience of raising children with disabilities according to the grounded theory. Method: The participants were 6 Korean fathers who rear children with disabilities. In-depth interview data was analyzed on the grounded theory. Results: As a result of, firstly, the phenomenon in the rearing experience of fathers with children with disabilities was ‘constraint’, and the causal condition acting on ‘constraint’ were ‘seethe’ and ‘powerlessness’. The contextual factors which influenced ‘seethe’ and ‘powerlessness’ were ‘wife’s rearing attitude’, ‘financial status’, and ‘education system’. The intervening condition which influenced action strategies to resolve the ‘constraint’ were ‘disposition’, ‘immersion in work’, and ‘severity of disability.’ The consequences which fathers resolve the ‘constraint’ were ‘reborn’, ‘settlement for reality’, and ‘denial.’ Secondly, as analyzing the situation relations, social gaze and educational welfare environment existed in the outermost concentric circles while in the innermost concentric circles, a father himself, a child with a disability and wife’s rearing attitude were appeared to develop by interacting around the father. Thirdly, fathers with children with disabilities were classified into five types according to the paradigm model. Conclusion: The results of this study will provide useful information for developing the support program for fathers with children with disabilities.


 

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Soo-Jin Kim, H.-C. L. K.-I. H. (2024). GROUNDED THEORY ANALYSIS ON THE REARING EXPERIENCE OF FATHERS WITH CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES . Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 1545–1554. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/529
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