ERIC Number: ED464576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Doctoral Recipients Rate Their Dissertation Chairs: Analysis by Gender. Graduate Focus: Issues in Graduate Education at UCLA.
Benkin, Ellen; Beazley, Jo Anne; Jordan, Patricia
The information in this report is a snapshot of the impressions of doctoral recipients at the University of California, Los Angeles, of the overall quality of mentoring, assistance with finding professional employment, and general interest in the student shown by the dissertation chair. Findings come from an analysis of an exit survey completed by doctoral recipients from Winter Quarter 1994 through Spring Quarter 1999. Surveys were completed by 3,165 students, 93.1% of all students who received doctoral degrees in this period. Degree recipients were pleased with their relations with their faculty mentors, but they did want even closer mentoring relationships and more help in finding jobs. Women and men expressed similar reactions to most of the questions analyzed for this report. Men were more positive about the issue of faculty mentoring and time spent with dissertation chairs, and men reported more regular discussion of their research initiated by their chairs than did women. Women were more likely than men to select the same advisor if starting the university again. (SLD)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mentors, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate Div.