ERIC Number: EJ1032618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Gender Homophily, Ph.D. Completion, and Time to Degree in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences
Main, Joyce B.
Review of Higher Education, v37 n3 p349-375 Spr 2014
Doctoral programs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences contend with relatively lower graduation rates and longer duration to degree. While reforming graduate education can include changes to financial aid awards and program requirements, enhancements in the area of advising can also improve student educational experiences and outcomes within existing institutional structures. The frequency of advisor-advisee communications during the dissertation process, as well as the advisor's attitude toward dissertation completion, influences program duration. Moreover, gender homophily, or same-gender mentorship, is associated with higher graduation probabilities for women doctoral students.
Descriptors: Time to Degree, Academic Persistence, Gender Issues, Humanities, Social Sciences, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Degree Requirements, Student Financial Aid, Student Experience, Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Outcomes of Education, Females, Mentors, Regression (Statistics), Educational Attainment, Least Squares Statistics, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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