Sheldrake, Elizabeth Sarah (2010)
Ap.Ed.&ChildPsy.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
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This thesis represents an assessed requirement of the Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctoral course at the University of Birmingham. Volume One explores the experiences of teenage fathers. Part one consists of a literature review, which considers teenage fathers as an identified category within the population that are not in education employment or training (NEET). The review explores; identified characteristics and factors associated with teenage fatherhood; identified psychological effects of fatherhood; service provision for teenage fathers; and the role of teenage fathers in research. The exploration of the views and experiences of fathers in United Kingdom was found to be a neglected area in the identified literature. Consequently, an empirical research study was designed to learn more about the views and experiences of teenage fathers in an area within the North West of England. Part two presents the research study entitled; ‘The experiences of being a teenage father: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.’ The study explores the experiences of five men who had become fathers in their teenage years. Resultant themes were identified and explored using interpretative phenomenological analysis.
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