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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1971. Home Economics Area.
This is a study of the perceived relationship between a child and his disabled mother and the perceived relationship between a husband and his disabled wife. It was the purpose of this study to identify: (1) The present relationship as perceived by the child or children between the disabled homemaker and the child or children in the family at the present time. (2) The present relationship as perceived by the husband between the disabled homemaker and the husband in relation to the problems of daily living. (3) The responsibilities of daily living of the children and husband in the home in relation to the duties usually assigned to the homemaker.
The families in the study all included a disabled wife-mother, a husband-father living in the home and one or more children between the ages of ten and twenty who were living in the home. All of the families lived within a 100 mile radius of Lincoln, Nebraska. No attempt was made to limit the selection of subjects in terms of social or economic status.
Advisor: Lois O. Schwab.