Keywords

fathering, childhood, social sciences, special-need children

Abstract

This chapter briefly summarizes the main findings from research employing narrative methodologies on fathers of children with special needs conducted by me and my students (Brotherson & Dollahite, 1997; Dollahite, 2003; Dollahite, Marks, & Brotherson, 1998; Dollahite, Marks, & Olson, 2002; Marks & Dollahite, 2001; Olson, Dollahite, & White, 2002). This research is consistent with recent emphasis on narrative methods in the social sciences generally (Dollahite, Hawkins, & Brotherson, 1996; Josselson & Lieblich, 1993; McAdams, 1993; Riessman, 1993; Sarbin, 1986) and with recent narrative studies of fathers of special-needs children (Brotherson, 1995) and fathers and religion, (Latshaw, 1998; Marshall, Olsen, Allred, Mandleco, & Dyches, 1998; Palkovitz & Palm, 1998; Webb-Mitchell, 1993).

Original Publication Citation

Dollahite, D. C. (2004). A narrative approach to exploring responsible involvement of fathers with their special-needs children. In R. D. Day & M. E. Lamb (Eds.), Conceptualizing and measuring father involvement (pp. 109-127). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2003-09-01

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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