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The Family Strengths of the Lambhanis of Bellary District

Prabhu, Sandhya Miriam Rasquinha (2010) The Family Strengths of the Lambhanis of Bellary District. Masters thesis, Christ University.

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The study titled The Family Strengths of the Lambhanis of Bellary District aimed at identifying and exploring Family Strengths of the Lambhanis their perpetuation. The study was based on the Family Strengths Model using an Interpretivistic Research Philosophy and a Grounded Theory Research Paradigm within a Qualitative Framework. The sample of the study was taken through a key informant. The participants were from Dasarhalli Thanda, Bellary District, Karnataka. They were all adults both men and women. Three Focus Groups were conducted and the interviews were unstructured, data was collected until Data Saturation was reached. The data was recorded/taped, translated and transcripts written. The data gathered was then coded based on the Grounded Theory Method proposed by Strauss and Corbin (1998). Two independent coders coded it individually from each other and then triangulated using the codes derived by the researcher. The findings saw several categories of Family Strengths that emerged, for instance, Adaptive Functioning, Cohesion, Communication, Social Roles, and Strength of the Lambhani Woman, Traditions, and Changing Trends etc... These are perpetuated in the functioning of life events (marriage etc...) and in time of adversity and are responsible for keeping them constant in changing trends. However, it can now be seen, that certain aspects of their ingenuity is being infiltrated by education, technology and other influences of mainstream communities. On the whole it can be said that the Lambhani Family Strengths and their usage can be of learning to other communities, researchers and practitioners that find it difficult to identify these strengths within them and thus find it challenging to have effective adaptive functioning.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:Thesis > MPhil > Psychology
Divisions:M Phil
ID Code:1855
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:16 Dec 2011 15:12
Last Modified:30 Jan 2014 19:35

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