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Title: Never married childless women
Author: Borycki, Barbara C.
Degree Master of Arts - MA
Program Counselling Psychology
Copyright Date: 1992
Abstract: A qualitative phenomenological paradigm was utilized to explore the personal development, career and relational experiences of never-married childless working women in mid-life, who regarded themselves as satisfied. Seven never-married women between the ages of 39 and 60 participated in this study. During individual, in-depth personal interviews which were audio-taped, the women described their perceptions and experiences as never-married childless women. Five common themes were extrapolated from the data using a thematic analysis procedure devised by Colaizzi (1978). The themes described the women's experiences of feeling different, the importance of relationships, the awareness of being fundamentally alone, the desire for self-reliance and the developmental influence of family role models.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/2081
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]

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