School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD)
African American daughters, fathers, absent, present
Douglas, Abishag Israel, "The Impact of the Absent Father on African American Women: A Phenomenological Study" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4225.
This study focused on the challenges and hardships African American females have endured through their lived experiences of not having a father present when growing up. The lived experiences of the female participants were analyzed using qualitative phenomenological methodology. The participants were made up of African American women that did not have their fathers present in their lives growing up. Virtual interviews using Facetime and Zoom technology, as well as written interviews were the platforms utilized to collect data. The analyzation process used the six stages of phenomenological methods (Holroyd, 2021). This study provided insight into the lived experiences of African American females, as well as informed therapists and other health officials. Through this knowledge, therapists and other health care officials can possibly understand this population regarding lived hardships and emotional perplexities.