School of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
Black Male Initiatives, first-generation college students, Black males, graduation, Mentoring, Persistence, Retention
Bryant, Rah'Shad Ra'Hyim, "The Lived Experiences of First-Generation Black Male Graduates Who Participated in a Black Male Initiative Program" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4188.
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to understand the lived experiences of first-generation Black male graduates who participated in a Black male initiative in the Southeast region of the United States. The theory guiding this study is Astin’s theory of student involvement. In support of the theory guiding this study, the central research question for the study is What are the lived experiences of first-generation Black male college graduates who participated in Black male initiatives? This research study will utilize the phenomenological design, which will consist of 10-12 first-generation Black male graduates who were involved in a Black male initiative program. This study will take place in the Southeastern region of the United States since the participants will participate in this study virtually. Data collection for this study will consist of one-on-one interviews, focus groups, and an artifact reflection. I will complete the analysis approach by utilizing the Moustakas phenomenological analysis methods such as Epoche, phenomenological reduction, and imaginative variations.