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ERIC Number: EJ884943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
The Childhood Experience of Being a War Orphan: A Study of the Effects of Father Loss on Women Whose Fathers Were Killed in World War II
Taylor, Sharon Estill
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v15 n3 p228-241 2010
Asking the research question, "What is the lived experience of women whose fathers died in World War II?" led to awareness of the unexplored impact of war loss on children. It was hypothesized that this research would show that women who experienced father-loss due to war would share commonality in certain areas. Areas of exploration including current demographic information; circumstances at the time of the father's death; data on the mother, father, stepfather, grandparents, and siblings; life perceptions; family relationships; romantic partnerships; and midlife experiences, were addressed in a heuristic interview process. Seven women were interviewed and told their father-loss stories. Inquiry into the experience of childhood bereavement due to father loss is integrated into this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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