Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Social Work (MSW)
This research is a hermeneutic study of three non-custodial fathers and contributions that they make to their children's lives. The literature review explores how children benefit from the presence of their fathers in their lives. The hermeneutic design was used asking the question, "What do you believe are the contributions that you make to your child's life?" The findings reveal that the fathers believe that they are contributing to their children's cognitive development, the development of humor, educational support, social emotional development, and identity. Implications for social work practice and programming are discussed.
Pohl, Susan, "From a Father's Point of View: A Hermeneutic Study of Non-Custodial Fathers and the Contributions That They Make To Their Children's Lives" (2000). Theses and Graduate Projects. 794.