ERIC Number: EJ1088193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Making Meaning: Identity Development of Black Undergraduate Women
Porter, Christa J.; Dean, Laura A.
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v8 n2 p125-139 2015
The purpose of this preliminary, phenomenological study was to identify factors that influence identity development and meaning-making of Black undergraduate women at a predominately White institution. The goal of this research was two-fold: to share diverse experiences of Black undergraduate women in order to understand the essence of their lived experience and to identify contemporary perspectives of the duality of being both Black and a woman at a predominately White institution. Findings were clustered into themes pertaining to support systems, maternal and familial influences, articulation of Black identity, and interactions with other Black undergraduate women.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Racial Identification, Womens Studies, Womens Education, Phenomenology, Performance Factors, Student Experience, Social Support Groups, Family Influence, Interaction, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A