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Title: Why do people foster?
Author: Hunt, Cassie Lorraine Hunt
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 4364
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2008
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The literature base regarding fostering currently appears to lack a psychological model which explains why people foster. This study aimed to provide a contribution to the development of such a model, which used a qualitative method in order to discover new information about why people foster, and also drew on existing theories which have not been found to have been applied specifically to foster carers. Participants were recruited from informal support groups for foster carers. held around Suffolk at a Variety of locations. A semi structured interviewing technique was used, to allow the participant to talk about their own reasons for fostering. The data from nine participants was analysed using a grounded theory approach.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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