This qualitative phenomenological study examined the effects of transgenerational trauma and its relationship to African American leadership among males whose ancestors were slaves in the U.S. Transgenerational trauma affects families because slavery influenced young African American males and its effects continue to be felt through storytelling of ancestors’ slavery experience; hence, adverse effects continue to be transmitted from one generation to the next. Transgenerational trauma affects African American male leadership negatively in that underlying anger, fear, and distrust are felt towards Caucasians, and these leaders feel they must work harder and be better than others to be respected. Positively, transgenerational trauma drives them harder to achieve higher education goals, be great leaders, and to lead with mindfulness, cautiousness, patience, tolerance, humbleness, and respect for others.
|Advisor:||Galante, Monica L., Kurylo, Joni R.|
|Department:||School of Business|
|School Location:||United States -- Washington|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/9(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, African American Studies, Business administration|
|Keywords:||African American males, Leadership, Phenomenology, Slavery, Transgenerational trauma|
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