This study examined the beliefs, perceptions, and lived experiences of justice-impacted Black males and focused on the impact of life skills coaching on their ability to overcome barriers to affordable housing, healthcare, and employment. The study affirmed the important role life skills coaching played in the sustainable success of justice-impacted Black males. Through in-depth analysis, the study uncovered multi-leveled themes related to the effects of life skills coaching. The results revealed one overarching theme related to the broad barrier of having a criminal record. There were also three effects that resulted from this barrier: Having a Record, Mindset, and Low Self-Confidence. The three broad themes in participants’ responses were: Coach as an Informational Source, Adopting New Perspectives, and Skills Improvement. This research contributed valuable insights into the positive influence of life skills coaching on justice-impacted Black males, offering a comprehensive understanding of the factors that contributed to their sustainable success.
Date of Degree
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Program of Study
Moses, Isreal W. (2023). Justice-Impacted Black Males’ Perceptions of How Life Skills Coaching Helped Overcome Barriers to Housing, Healthcare, and Employment [Doctoral dissertation, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1399/
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