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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 1/2018

02-09-2017 | Original Paper

The Impact of a Child’s Cancer on the Father’s Relationship with His Spouse in Korea

Auteurs: Min Ah Kim, Jaehee Yi, Jina Sang, Jen Molloy

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 1/2018

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Abstract

A father of a child with cancer experiences psychological stress related to his child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment, which may affect his relationship with his spouse. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid to how having a child with cancer affects the marital relationship from the perspective of the father. We examined the impact of the child’s cancer on the father’s relationship with his spouse in Korea. We conducted in-depth interviews with 20 fathers (mean age = 41.35 years; SD = 4.49) of children who were diagnosed with cancer before the age of 19 and were within 5 years of the diagnosis. The mean age of the child with cancer was 9.1 years (SD = 3.68), and the mean age at diagnosis was 6.4 years (SD = 4.08). The analysis of the interviews revealed the following four themes (and eight subthemes): conflicts between spouses (lack of father’s participation in caregiving, financial and work-related stress), mental suffering (heartbroken, torn between caregiving and work), change in communication (child-focused communication, avoiding communication), and change in the marital relationship (neglected relationship, new trust built in the relationship). A father’s increased conflict in the marital relationship after his child’s diagnosis of cancer was intensified by his limited involvement in child care and parenting responsibilities. An understanding of the change in the father’s relationship with his spouse can inform the development of a psychosocial intervention that may strengthen a father’s emotional intelligence and resilience, which could improve the marital relationship.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Impact of a Child’s Cancer on the Father’s Relationship with His Spouse in Korea
Auteurs
Min Ah Kim
Jaehee Yi
Jina Sang
Jen Molloy
Publicatiedatum
02-09-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 1/2018
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0862-x

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