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Title: "Holes in my Memories": A Qualitative Study of Men Affected by Father Absence
Contributor(s): East, Leah (author); Jackson, Debra  (author); Power, Tamara (author); Woods, Andrew (author); Hutchinson, Marie (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2013.867466
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Abstract: This qualitative study explored adult men's experiences of father absence. Interviews with 21 men between the ages of 24 and 70 explored narratives of father absence and how the men perceived this influenced their life trajectory. Thematic analysis revealed that these men experienced a range of difficulties and challenges, including episodes of sadness and depression associated with loss and grief for the paternal relationship, self-esteem issues, feelings of anger and rejection, and difficulty forming trusting relationships particularly with other men. This study contributes to understanding mental health issues that can be associated with paternal absence for men.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(8), p. 604-612
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0161-2840
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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