Emerging Adult Women with a Sibling with a Disability: Plans for the Future and Perspectives on Marriage and Motherhood
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the lived experience of emerging adult women with a sibling with a disability. Participants included twelve women who ranged in age from 21 to 28 years old. Guided by the constructivist paradigm and using a phenomenological approach, the researcher interviewed twelve emerging adult women to better understand their lived experience of having a sibling with a disability and the impact this experience had on their perspectives on marriage and motherhood and plans for the future. The phenomenological experience of having a sibling with a disability was constructed along five major domains: experience within the family system, experience in emerging adulthood, perspectives on marriage, perspectives on motherhood and parenting, and plans for the future. Limitations, suggestions for future research, and implications for practice are discussed.
Free, Madeline A, "Emerging Adult Women with a Sibling with a Disability: Plans for the Future and Perspectives on Marriage and Motherhood" (2022). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28967377.