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dc.contributor.advisorGanong, Lawrence H.eng
dc.contributor.advisorProulx, Christineeng
dc.contributor.authorJamison, Tyler B.eng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 29, 2013).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisors: Dr. Lawrence Ganong, Dr. Christine Proulxeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Human environmental sciences.eng
dc.description"May 2012"eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] As the non-marital birth rate continues to rise, scholars have begun to explore the characteristics of unmarried families, particularly those with limited resources. The original purpose of this study was to explore how cohabitation status (i.e., fulltime cohabitation, stayover relationships, or living apart) affected coparenting in unmarried families. In-depth interviews with 22 paired mothers and fathers revealed that couples could not easily be categorized by cohabitation status, nor was coresidence the most important influence on coparenting. Instead, the ways in which couples managed their resources affected their abilities to reduce or eliminate stressors in their lives. Couples who were able to effectively manage their resources experienced less stress and were able to coparent based on a set of shared beliefs and values (proactive coparenting), whereas couples with more stress struggled to enact their beliefs and values as they coparented (reactive coparenting). Implications for family programming and future research will be discussed.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 76 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872569361eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/35343
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia.eng
dc.subjectunmarried familieseng
dc.subjectresource managementeng
dc.subjectstressorseng
dc.subjectcoparentingeng
dc.titleFinding what works: managing resources to facilitate coparenting in unmarried familieseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman development and family studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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