Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Although there are many platforms contributing to the conversation surrounding African American hair loss, there is very little work that discusses the relationship shared between eroticism and self-inflicted behaviors. This research study utilized a narrative based approach in order to better understand how African American women have engaged in chronic hair pulling behavior as a satisfactory coping mechanism. Having worked with 3 participants for this study, I coordinated detailed interviews of self- identifying African American women between the ages of 18-35 that have engaged in chronic hair pulling behavior throughout their lives. These participants were selected from various cities throughout the metro-Atlanta areas. Additionally, I also utilized a non probability based sampling method, due to the specialized nature of the study.
Clark, Kiana N., "Using My Body, Using My Labor: Exploring The Relationship Between African American Women And Chronic Hair Pulling Behavior." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2020.
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