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ERIC Number: EJ1069347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Exploratory Students' Experiences with First-Year Academic Advising
Workman, Jamie L.
NACADA Journal, v35 n1 p5-12 2015
Six sophomore students who had entered a public midwestern university as undeclared participated in the study. The advisors used a modified form of appreciative advising designed to assist first-year exploratory students. The study was conducted using grounded theory techniques, a phenomenological perspective, and semi-structured interviews. At the time of interview some participants had declared majors. Themes that emerged from the data were categorized according to the Schlossberg transition model. The study provides insight into meaning making that can aid the practice of advising this unique population through career-related and decision-making processes.
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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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