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ERIC Number: ED532350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 89
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-0250-6
Motivations of Baby Boomer Doctoral Learners: A Grounded Theory Study
Williams, Julia J.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The aim of this study was to develop a substantive theory of the motivations of Baby Boomer doctoral learners, using the grounded theory approach. These Baby Boomers possess a wealth of wisdom. Their experiences, coupled with educational credentials, could take their leadership abilities to the next level. The grounded theory method developed by Glaser and Strauss in 1967 was used to facilitate this study. Developing a theory of the motivations of these Boomers seeking doctoral degrees will increase understanding and assist higher education in cultivating, recruiting, and stimulating this valuable population to reenter academia and perhaps persist through completion of their highest educational pursuits. Information derived from this study provides increased understanding, a substantive theory, and identifies opportunities for future research on this vital population. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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