ERIC Number: EJ1091399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
How Students' Expectations Shape Their Quest for Purpose during College
Robinson, Jessica A.; Glanzer, Perry L.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v53 n1 p1-12 2016
This article presents the findings of a 75-participant phenomenological study that examined the relationship between students' expectations of their university experience and their perception of purpose development. A clear dichotomy emerged between those who had a "holistic" mindset and understood their university as a place to develop a larger purpose and those who had an "instrumental" mindset and viewed their university solely as a place to develop skills to enhance a future career.
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Educational Objectives, Phenomenology, College Students, Student Experience, Holistic Approach, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Interviews, Epistemology, College Role, Demography, Achievement Need
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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