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dc.contributor.advisorMcIntyre, Michael P.
dc.contributor.authorGibbens-Tenneriello, Monique, 1958-
dc.coverage.spatial2000001819en
dc.coverage.spatial2000001820en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T20:42:00Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T20:42:00Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationGibbens-Tenneriello, M. (1984). Foster care services: a consumer perspective (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13633en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315223480en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23002
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 134-137.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is designed to present the various perceptions, feelings and experiences of the people involved in the foster care system. Its main purpose is to evaluate foster care services through a consumer's perspective, to show how the consumers, including foster children, foster parents, or natural parents have common perceptions of the system. The study is quaIitative, exploratory, inductive and based on the principles of symbolic interaction ism in terms of its design. The foster care literature has been reviewed in order to discuss the various issues proposed by authors regarding foster care services. The Province of Alberta's foster care services have been examined and a demographic picture drawn. Functional and dysfunctional elements of the foster care system have been identified through the literature review. The research has been designed to represent the perceptual, emotionaI and experiential components of the respondents' Iives. A collection of 60 accounts from foster children, natural parents, and foster parents were obtained. These accounts were then categorized according to the category they reflected. The author returned to the literature to provide the theoretical basis for the data analysis. The following categories were chosen as they represent the more generalized version of perceptions, feelings and experiences being recounted by the respondents. They are iatrogenesis, bureaucratization, powerlessness and aIienation. The study ends with conclusions and recommendations for future research as well as for foster care services.
dc.format.extentix, 137 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccHQ 759.7 G52 1986en
dc.subject.lcshFoster home care - Alberta
dc.subject.lcshFoster parents - Alberta
dc.subject.lcshFoster children - Alberta
dc.titleFoster care services: a consumer perspective
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13633
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Work
thesis.degree.nameMSW
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Welfare
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccHQ 759.7 G52 1986en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleasenoen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 507 215772110


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.