Rural Place Experience and Women's Health in Grandmother-Mothering

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194952
Title:
Rural Place Experience and Women's Health in Grandmother-Mothering
Author:
Thomas, Elizabeth Ann
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The conceptual orientation of this study was informed by social ecology theory coupled with the concept of rural place, to investigate social processes embedded within the physical, social and symbolic environment affecting the health of rural grandmothers raising grandchildren. A modified grounded theory methodology was used to generate a middle range theory explicating the basic social process of rural grandmother-mothering. The Rural Grandmother-Mothering as Cushioning model explains how the rural place experience of the physical, social and perceptual environmental context influences the health of rural grandmothers raising grandchildren.This research has significance for the scientific community by demonstrating how place is fused with human experiences. Results can inform nursing interventions tailored to the unique social processes in rural settings and designed to promote the health of the increasing numbers of women engaged in grandmother-mothering.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
rural; rural health; grandmothers; grandmother-mothering; place; women's health
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Nursing; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Jones, Elaine G
Committee Chair:
Jones, Elaine G

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleRural Place Experience and Women's Health in Grandmother-Motheringen_US
dc.creatorThomas, Elizabeth Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Elizabeth Annen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe conceptual orientation of this study was informed by social ecology theory coupled with the concept of rural place, to investigate social processes embedded within the physical, social and symbolic environment affecting the health of rural grandmothers raising grandchildren. A modified grounded theory methodology was used to generate a middle range theory explicating the basic social process of rural grandmother-mothering. The Rural Grandmother-Mothering as Cushioning model explains how the rural place experience of the physical, social and perceptual environmental context influences the health of rural grandmothers raising grandchildren.This research has significance for the scientific community by demonstrating how place is fused with human experiences. Results can inform nursing interventions tailored to the unique social processes in rural settings and designed to promote the health of the increasing numbers of women engaged in grandmother-mothering.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectruralen_US
dc.subjectrural healthen_US
dc.subjectgrandmothersen_US
dc.subjectgrandmother-motheringen_US
dc.subjectplaceen_US
dc.subjectwomen's healthen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJones, Elaine Gen_US
dc.contributor.chairJones, Elaine Gen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBerg, Judith A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPhillips, Linda R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReel, Sally J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest2477en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748453en_US
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