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ERIC Number: EJ1148757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Co-Identity with Son Is Core Component in Father's Development: Same-Gendered Father/Son Relationships Foster Relational Development in Fathers
Watson-Phillips, Carol
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v5 n8 p1-12 Aug 2017
What is the crucible of a father's relationally transformative growth in connection with his sons? In this article, the author first contextualizes relational theory, and then explores the idea that co-identity with a son provides the mortar and pestle for a father's development in same-gendered relationships. In connection with his son, a father revisits and reconnects with his childhood self, re-engaging and rejuvenating his core-relational being. In the data for exploring fathers' relational growth and development a subtheme emerged. This subtheme, an intrapsychic phenomenon I have coined Myson/Myself, is expanded in this article. This hypothesis is based on the data from a qualitative study of 23 fathers, who are reflective of the Greater Boston demographic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)
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