This research, presents a qualitative study of six Latter-day Saint fathers of children with special needs. In-depth interviews were used to examine the demands and resources fathers draw upon in meeting the needs of their child(ren), the application of the conceptual ethic of fathering as generative work and crisis/stress theory, as well as an analysis of how fathers incorporated their religious beliefs, faith, and practices into fathering their special needs children. Narrative accounts are used to illustrate the results. These results are then applied to an integrated conceptual framework and clinical applications are made.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Olson, Michael M., "Latter-Day Saint Fathers of Children With Special Needs: A Phenomenological Study" (1999). All Theses and Dissertations. 5000.
Parents, exceptional children, Father, child, Fatherhood, Religious aspects, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints