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Title: An Exploration of the Perceptions of Family among Children in Single-Parent Families in Macao
Authors: LAM, WENG IAN (林穎欣)
Department: Department of Psychology
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: LAM, W. I. (2010). An Exploration of the Perceptions of Family among Children in Single-Parent Families in Macao (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS)). Retrieved from University of Macau, Outstanding Academic Papers by Students Repository.
Abstract: The divorce rate in Macao is increasing rapidly, and more children are experiencing the transition from intact family to single-parent family. While many studies have found this transition to be destructive to children’s psychological development, it is important for us to stand in their perspectives and understand more about how they feel. I have therefore carried out a qualitative study to explore the relationship patterns of children living in single-parent families in Macao. The participants were children aged from 9 to 12 years old, including one girl and four boys. I have used Collage Life story Elicitation Technique (CLET) as a tool to carry out my research. The collages show a distant relationship, and there is a tendency towards binary opposition within their close relationships. The research implies that some children, especially the boys are having poorer adjustment to the single-parent family situation. Therefore, psychologists can acknowledge the need of these children from the study and provide suitable help for these children.
Course: PSYC-401 Senior Thesis Research II
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