There is very little literature that depicts the parental role of Black professional fathers positively or that samples Black participants from the upper economic strata. The purpose of this study is to gain insight into how Black professional fathers experience or perceive gender role conflict and identify clinical implications. Grounded in phenomenological methodology and gender role conflict theory, the framework is based on gender role devaluations, gender role restrictions, and gender role violations (O'Neil, Good, & Holmes, 1995). The emerging experiences found in this project were (a) a conflict between the Black and White races and (b) conflict with parental role expectations.
Gender Role Conflict, Parental Role Conflict, Role Theory, Horizontal Abuse, Phenomenology
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Robinson, O. (2011). A Definition of Gender Role Conflict among Black Professional Fathers. The Qualitative Report, 16(5), 1389-1406. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol16/iss5/11