Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Dr. Edward L. Trembley
Dr. Patrick Munley
Dr. Karen Blaisure
Dr. Donna Talbot
This qualitative dissertation study was designed to investigate how adults who were raised as children of missionaries made meaning of their past transcultural experiences. The purpose of the dissertation study was to provide a better psychological understanding of how children of missionaries are influenced in adulthood by their past experiences. Using methods based on Grounded Theory, interviews with 16 adult missionary children were conducted and a qualitative analysis of the interview data generated several themes describing their experiences and how they interpreted their experiences. The results of the study produced theoretical explanations in describing the participants' experiences and an awareness of important variables that affected their development.
Geelhoed, Robyn J., "A Qualitative Investigation of How Adult Missionary Children Make Meaning of Their Past Transcultural Experiences" (2002). Dissertations. 3337.