Title page for ETD etd-10142005-103040
|Type of Document
||Grogan, John Webster
||The evolution of family myths : a qualitative analysis of mid- life married men
||Family and Child Development
|Allen, Katherine R.
|Fu, Victoria R.
|Keller, James F.
|Lanter, Joyce C.
|Lichtman, Marilyn V.
- Men Psychology
- Family Psychological aspects
|Date of Defense
This exploratory study examined the nature of family
myths as perceived by mid-life married men. Of particular
interest was inquiry into the origin of family mythology and
the transmission process of myths as perceived by men. The
most pervasive themes were found around "relations with
father." These themes were indicated in a two-fold typology
of "father is absent" and "father is present." The findings
from this research present evidence of family myths
originating in the family of origin experiences and evolving
into contemporary mythology related to conflict management,
marital relations, and career roles. Discussion of
methodological issues, as well as implications for future
research and clinical interventions are presented.
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