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ERIC Number: EJ1119867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Exploring Developmental Differences in Students' Sensemaking during the Transition to Graduate School
Perez, Rosemary J.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n7 p763-777 Oct 2016
Historically, research examining graduate student socialization has attended to the structure of the socialization process, rather than how individuals interpret it. This qualitative study explored how 21 student affairs master's degree candidates made sense of surprises that emerged during their initial socialization experiences. The findings suggest that participants encountered similar difficulties as they began graduate study; however, their responses to these challenges were influenced by their developmental capacity for self-authorship. Specifically, their approaches to the sensemaking process and their use of sensemaking resources (e.g., identity, social context) differed across their meaning making capacities.
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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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