ERIC Number: EJ1033974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Long Strides on the Journey toward Self-Authorship: Substantial Developmental Shifts in College Students' Meaning Making
Barber, James P.; King, Patricia M.; Baxter Magolda, Marcia B.
Journal of Higher Education, v84 n6 p866-896 Nov-Dec 2013
This article reports on a study that examined the subset of qualitative cases in the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education where students experienced substantial self-authorship shifts over the first three college years (N = 30 students, 90 narratives). Engagement in experiences and roles demanding more sophisticated, internal meaning making promoted substantial developmental shifts.
Descriptors: College Students, Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Interviews, Beliefs, Social Support Groups, Interpersonal Relationship, Emotional Experience, Cultural Awareness, Transformative Learning, Personality Development, Performance Factors, Influences, Attitude Change, Social Cognition, Self Concept
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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