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ERIC Number: EJ1090145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
A Preliminary Report of Advisor Perceptions of Advising and of a Profession
Aiken-Wisniewski, Sharon A.; Johnson, Anna; Larson, Joshua; Barkemeyer, Jason
NACADA Journal, v35 n2 p60-70 2015
Practicing advisors may not agree, know, or understand that advising does not meet the scholarly definition of a profession. Through a phenomenological study, members of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising were invited to describe the position of academic advisor. The data gathered were used to address two research questions: "How do advisors describe the occupation of advising?" and "How do advisors describe a profession?" Answers to these questions provided a foundation to understand advisors' views of advising as an occupation, definition of their own career, and understanding of a profession as it relates to advising.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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