Cartwright, A. D., & Richard C Henriksen Jr. (2012). The lived experience of black collegiate males with absent fathers: Another generation. Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, & Research, 39(2), 29.
The phenomenon of absent fathers is increasing in the Black community and insight from Black males raised in these households is needed to understand how they persevere and succeed. This study explored the life experiences of collegiate Black males raised in absent father homes. Five themes emerged, which included a male role model/mentor, a supportive mother, desire to achieve an education, respect for their fathers, and resilience. The authors discuss these themes and present implications for future studies focused on counselors working with Black males raised in absent father households.
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