ERIC Number: EJ1051895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Graduate Student Dissonance: Graduate Students of Color in a U. S. Research University
Levin, John S.; Jaeger, Audrey J.; Haley, Karen J.
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v6 n4 p231-244 Dec 2013
This qualitative investigation examined the experiences of a population of graduate students--graduate students of color--in a U. S. research university (a) to indicate reasons for their dilemmas, ambiguities, and decisions about choosing an academic career, and (b) to identify the practices of one research university's graduate programs that have considerable influence upon graduate students' decisions about pursuing an academic career. For graduate students of color, professional and social identity alignment is a significant condition for decisions about academic career choices, and the institution's norms and behavioral patterns have considerable influence on graduate students' experiences and career choices.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Universities, African American Students, Qualitative Research, Investigations, Student Experience, Student Educational Objectives, Career Choice, Barriers, Ambiguity (Context), Decision Making, Educational Practices, Institutional Characteristics, Professional Identity, Social Status, Attribution Theory, Phenomenology, Semi Structured Interviews, Racial Factors, Gender Issues, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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