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ERIC Number: EJ875264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
On Doctoral Student Development: Exploring Faculty Mentoring in the Shaping of African American Doctoral Student Success
Felder, Pamela
Qualitative Report, v15 n2 p455-474 Mar 2010
This study examines the influence of faculty mentorship in the shaping of African American doctoral student success. A case analysis framework is used to investigate the belief systems that doctoral students held about their doctoral experience. Data collection involved a one-phase semi-structured interview protocol used to gather information about these experiences from a post-degree perspective. African American doctoral degree completion is addressed as a critical function of student success within an elite educational context. Results of the study demonstrate that the African American doctoral degree completion is complicated by students' perceptions of faculty advising, faculty behavior and the lack of diverse faculty leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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