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ERIC Number: EJ1033609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Black Female Voices: Self-Presentation Strategies in Doctoral Programs at Predominately White Institutions
Shavers, Marjorie C.; Moore, James L., III
Journal of College Student Development, v55 n4 p391-407 May 2014
Drawing on a larger study, this qualitative investigation uses Black feminist thought as the interpretive lens to investigate perceptions and experiences of African American female doctoral students at predominately White institutions (PWIs). Semistructured interviews were used to gain an understanding of their experiences and how these experiences influence academic persistence and overall well-being. A total of 15 participants were interviewed, and responses were analyzed for emerging themes. From the interview data, 5 themes emerged: (a) academic mask, (b) private self, (c) other selves, (d) protection of self, and (e) disadvantages of the academic mask. A summary of the findings and implications is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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