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Holes in my memories : a qualitative study of men affected by father absence

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posted on 2014-08-01, 00:00 authored by Leah East, D Jackson, T Power, A Woods, M Hutchinson
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.

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Journal

Issues in mental health nursing

Volume

35

Issue

8

Pagination

604 - 612

Publisher

Informa Healthcare

Location

London, England

ISSN

0161-2840

eISSN

1096-4673

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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