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Publication Date

Fall 2001

Source Publication

Journal of African American Men

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Using a symbolic interactionist approach, interviews of 10 Black single full-time fathers indicate that these fathers perceive parenting to have had positive results for themselves. Specifically, the employment and income of most of the men had remained stable or improved. While their dating lives had suffered the most, they had sustained social activities with friends and families at a high level. Moreover, their assessments of their parent-child relationships and their own life satisfaction was positive.


Journal of African American Men, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Fall 2001): 63-82. DOI.