ERIC Number: EJ566420
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Beginning Graduate School: Explaining First-Year Doctoral Attrition.
Golde, Chris M.
New Directions for Higher Education, n101 p55-64 Spr 1998
A study of 58 doctoral students in four departments notes four general tasks of transition and initial socialization into graduate student life and future career: intellectual mastery; learning realities of graduate student life; learning about the profession; and integrating into the department. Some reasons for leaving a doctoral program are personal; some are rooted in departmental and disciplinary characteristics. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Theme issue: "The Experience of Being in Graduate School: An Exploration," No. 101.