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ERIC Number: EJ872243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Student Affair Organizational Dissertation: A Bounded Qualitative Meta-Study
Banning, James H.; Kuk, Linda
College Student Journal, v43 n2 p285-293 Jun 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine dissertations over the past five years that focused on student affairs organizational issues. A bounded qualitative meta-study was used and the methods, theories, and findings of the dissertations were examined. A variety of research methods were used including quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs. Theories invoked by the research also varied and reflected theories from traditional organizational literature and frameworks specific to the student affairs literature. An inductive analysis of the dissertation topics resulted in four basic themes: directionality and restructuring of student affairs--a move to the academic, student affairs management issues, student affairs organizations and cultural values, and student affairs organizations and special groups. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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