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ERIC Number: EJ1113361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Meaning of African American College Women's Experiences Attending a Predominantly White Institution: A Phenomenological Study
Hannon, Christine R.; Woodside, Marianne; Pollard, Brittany L.; Roman, Jorge
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n6 p652-666 Sep 2016
Because both race and gender are important to the development of African American women, student affairs professionals need to understand the unique experiences of African American women within the context of the college environment. In this phenomenological study, we examined African American women's lived experiences as college students at a predominantly White institution with a purpose of exploring what meaning African American women ascribe to those experiences. Findings describe the experiences of these women, including themes of multiple worlds, belonging, expectations, awareness of their surroundings, and coping. We suggest implications for college administrators, student affairs professionals, and faculty, as well as offer ideas for future research.
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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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