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[[alternative]]The Construction of The Interaction And The Meaning of Adult Sibling Relationship in Single – Parent Families

By [[author]]王釗文, Chao-Wen [[author]]Wang, 王釗文 and Chao-Wen Wang


[[abstract]]This research is aimed to the discussion of the sibling interaction in single-parent family and the personal significance of this interaction using narrative approach. The four participants in this research are all from families that turned single-parent before they reached their adulthood. They are all in their adult hood now and age between 21 to 28 years old. The researcher interviewed with the participants using a non-structure approach. Each interview is rearranged into written form afterward. By applying the coding technology of the grounded theory, the researcher first analyses the interaction between siblings using software Nud*ist 4.0. Then the sibling relationship of the four participants is described as a story and commented explanatorily. The researcher concludes from the sibling relationship of the four participants with four types of action contexts and seven types of interaction. The four action contexts are: siblings are accessible and strong; siblings are accessible and weak; siblings are inaccessible and strong; and siblings are inaccessible and weak. The seven types of interaction are: exchanging, care taking, allied, empowered, contradictory, distinguishing and complementary. After connecting different action contexts, the researcher interprets the sibling relationship of the four participants as: sibling relationship is a kind of belonging; sibling relationship has its own inaccessible aspects; sibling relationship is a field in which one can construct self; and sibling relationship can be a network that broadens one’s views. To conclude the research, the researcher reflects on the research and gives suggestions that may be helpful for members of single-parent families, consolers and future researchers.

Topics: 單親家庭, 手足關係, 互動, 意義, single-parent family, sibling relationship, interaction, meaning, [[classification]]10
Year: 2010
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