HOW DOES THE EVOLUTION AND FACTORS AFFECTING
THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SINGLE PARENT HOME
IMPACT UPON CHILD DEVELOPMENT?
SOCI2007: Survey Design and Analysis
The family life has transformed over the years reflecting the changes in people choices, the economic and social structures. Single-parent families can be defined as families where a parent lives with dependent children, either alone or in a larger household, without a spouse or partner. The common cause for single parent are divorce, death, early pregnancy, adoption and donor insemination. This research is a report of the results of one survey carried out specifically at Gulf City Mall. This study attempts to identify the factors that affects children of single parent families. A qualitative research methodology was designed employed to understand the experiences and attitudes of single parents in the Mall using a semi structured questionnaire of 19 questions were handed out. The purpose of this study was aimed at describing the Life of a Single Parent, how they cope with managing all income, activities and emotions. Using a sample size of 30 single parent including both male and female. The theoretical framework reviews three prominent theories which contributes insights on family composition and transition of the years. The findings of this study shows the experience of individuals and the impact on the development of the children of single mother families.
According to the APA Help Centre, over the past 20 years single parent families have become even more common than the so called “nuclear family” consisting of a mother, father and children (American Psychological Association 2015). Today’s families are different from what we’ve seen and come to expect from previous generations, there are all sorts of single parent families headed by mothers, headed by fathers, headed by a...