Being a father in the military: an exploration of six Canadian veterans' subjective experiences.

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dc.contributor.author Larsen, Sean
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-11T20:57:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-11T20:57:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-04-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3875
dc.description.abstract This study used a qualitative approach to explore the experiences of six veterans, who were employed by the military and who were fathers at the time of their military employment. Semi-structured interviews with participants were used as the primary method of data collection. The researcher asked participants, “What do I need to know to understand what it is like to be a father in the military?” Additional probing questions were used to clarify and expand on the participants’ experiences of bonding emotionally with their children as a father in the military, as well the participants’ experiences of separating from their family and subsequently reuniting following military deployments and occupational travel. Using thematic analysis, the researcher constructed the following themes: (1) “You miss out” (2) “You feel like and outsider” (3) “You try to disconnect from family to deal with work” and (4) “The military comes first.” The current research adds to our understanding of the subjective experience of fatherhood in the military. The themes extracted will be helpful in delineating valuable counselling strategies for fathers in the military, as well as developing military policies and practice that support these fathers in their contribution to the healthy development of their children. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject fathers en_US
dc.subject armed forces en_US
dc.subject military en_US
dc.subject deployment en_US
dc.title Being a father in the military: an exploration of six Canadian veterans' subjective experiences. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Black, Timothy G.
dc.degree.department Dept. of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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