Master of Social Work (MSW)
This paper will explain the factors that contribute to absenteeism among African American fathers and conceptualize a relationship linking father absence to the academic and behavior outcomes of School-aged African American males. Through a systematic review of literature, the author was able to link father absence to the academics and behavior of school-aged African American males. Using the Afrocentric Perspective and the Family Systems theoretical framework, this relational study provides insight to father absenteeism as an urgent social issue, the impact this issue presents to school-aged African American males, and recommendations to help resolve the issue.
McCovery, Ebony E., "A conceptual study linking African American father absenteeism to the academics and behavior of school-aged African American males" (2017). Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Conceptual Papers. 5.