The lived experience of being single for the never-married woman over age thirty

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291352
Title:
The lived experience of being single for the never-married woman over age thirty
Author:
Gruetzmacher, Anna
Issue Date:
2001
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:
A moment occurs in life when a critical mass of pros and cons is reached, and the awakening happens. Ambivalent or not, the women were very clear that the direction to remain single after thirty was no accident. The journey is constantly changing and complex. Historically labeled as unhealthy and different than the norm, the battle ensues to overcome societal expectations, personal and familial hopes and dreams in order to establish themselves as complete and whole individuals. The intent may not be to remain single, but for the moment, have others respect them for who they are. Fourteen theme categories were identified after the data was analyzed. Understanding the complex interactions between structural, cultural and biographical aspect provides a fertile ground for nursing to assist single women to construct an independent life and find a place of peace until the next transition occurs.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Health Sciences, Nursing.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Haase, Joan E.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe lived experience of being single for the never-married woman over age thirtyen_US
dc.creatorGruetzmacher, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGruetzmacher, Annaen_US
dc.date.issued2001en_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.abstractA moment occurs in life when a critical mass of pros and cons is reached, and the awakening happens. Ambivalent or not, the women were very clear that the direction to remain single after thirty was no accident. The journey is constantly changing and complex. Historically labeled as unhealthy and different than the norm, the battle ensues to overcome societal expectations, personal and familial hopes and dreams in order to establish themselves as complete and whole individuals. The intent may not be to remain single, but for the moment, have others respect them for who they are. Fourteen theme categories were identified after the data was analyzed. Understanding the complex interactions between structural, cultural and biographical aspect provides a fertile ground for nursing to assist single women to construct an independent life and find a place of peace until the next transition occurs.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHaase, Joan E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1405055en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b4193927xen_US
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