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ERIC Number: ED548663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 306
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-1847-3
Expanding the Dimensions of Master's-Level Counselor Professional Identity: Grounding the Concept and Development of Research Identity
Jorgensen, Maribeth F.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Dakota
A qualitative, grounded theory framework was utilized to examine the concept and development of research identity (RI) in master's-level counseling students and master's-level practicing counselors. The data sources of individual interviews, a focus group, and a document analysis supported the emergence of 10 primary themes. A total of 17 participants were involved in the individual interviews; six were involved in the focus group interview; and 50 CACREP-accredited counseling program mission statements were explored to assess research focus. The findings demonstrate that master's-level counseling student/practitioner RI development occurs on a continuum and can be best categorized into three stages: stage one, stagnation; stage two, negotiation; and stage three, stabilization. Elements of each stage were examined and identified as well as facilitators of various levels of RI. [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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