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ERIC Number: ED514396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-4870-6
Experiences of Reentry and Nontraditional African American Women and Their Support Networks: A Journey in Pursuit of a College Degree
Denson, Janet L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This research study reports the findings of how support networks impact the success of African American women in completing their college degree. A phenomenological research methodology of 10 African American women participants of in-depth face-to-face interviews was used to collect the data. Fifty percent of the women completed their degree and fifty percent did not complete their degree. Several themes were identified. The findings suggest that although there are support systems for the students that are not readily made available and also, that programs and services be made mandatory for these women at the beginning of the educational journey. African American women still encounter many barriers and challenges in their quest to obtain a college degree. However, after completing this study, this researcher indicates that there are other underlying factors which call for additional research and review of African American women and their support networks. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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