Counseling Single Mothers of Multiple Heritage Children: What Is the Difference?

Kristin Harris, Richard C. Henriksen, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

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An instrumental qualitative multiple case study design was conducted on 3 single mothers raising multiple heritage children concerning issues involved in being a single mother and attempting to juggle socializing their children among two different cultures. Using constant comparison analysis, themes were assigned by analyzing the single mothers’ interview responses to determine the advantages and disadvantages that single mothers might face while raising multiple heritage children. Results indicate an array of pertinent issues single mothers might face while attempting to juggle family and social issues pertaining to raising a multiple heritage child on their own. Recommendations for counselors working with single mothers of multiple heritage children are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-401
Number of pages6
JournalFamily Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • multiple heritage children
  • single mothers
  • single parent families

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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