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Rigler, Kenneth L., Jr.; Bowlin, Linda K.; Sweat, Karen; Watts, Stephen; Throne, Robin – Online Submission, 2017
Almost universally, residential doctoral programs have reported attrition rates of up to 50% for face-to-face programs and 50-70% for online doctoral programs. The purpose of this critical review was to explore current literature for doctoral attrition and persistence to explore reasons and attributes for improved persistence to completion. We…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Attrition, Academic Persistence
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Jefferson, Alison Elizabeth – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2021
There is little research on the socialization of doctoral students in Canada. Using survey data collected from 64 Canadian universities for the 2018 Academic Professions in the Knowledge Society project, this paper explores the reported doctoral experience of full-time academic faculty in Canadian universities who were "successfully"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), College Faculty, Socialization
Cynthia Carolina Terán López – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This qualitative study is developed with the idea that the socialization experiences of Latina doctoral students are found in the socially constructed institutional culture of a university at the U.S.-Mexico border. Furthermore, Latina doctoral students are considered active agents in their development as scholars and co-creators of culture. Thus,…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Multilingualism, Hispanic American Students, Doctoral Students
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Johnson, Royel M.; Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2023
The purpose of this study was to explore the socialization experiences of Black men doctoral students in the United States, using critical race theory as a theoretical and methodological framework. Specifically, we sought to understand the role of race and racism in Black men doctoral students' socialization experiences; how race, racism, and…
Descriptors: Racism, African American Students, Males, Doctoral Students
Henderson, Cassandra S. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Doctoral program attrition has consistently remained an issue in higher education with approximately fifty to sixty percent of doctoral students leaving their degree programs without earning the degree. Of particular concern is the disparity between Black graduate students' attrition rates and their peers. Less than half of Black doctoral students…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Attainment, Race, African American Students
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Gregory, Kristen Howell; Burbage, Amanda Kate – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of critical friendship on a first- and last-year doctoral student's novice and expert mindsets during role transitions. Doctoral students are challenged to navigate role transitions during their academic programs. Experiences in research expectations, academy acculturation and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Criticism, Doctoral Students, Reflection
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David Carless; Jisun Jung; Yongyan Li – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
Feedback processes are crucial in doctoral supervision but require adaptation to meet the changing nature of the doctorate, and increasing impetus to publish during the candidature. This study builds on concepts of authentic feedback and feedback literacy to chart possibilities for the development of feedback socialization in doctoral education.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students
Pei Hu – ProQuest LLC, 2022
College student leadership development is a commonly stated learning outcome in U.S. higher education including doctoral education. This dissertation study examines the leadership development of international doctoral students in Education at a U.S. university using a socialization lens. I employed a phenomenological qualitative inquiry and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Socialization, Doctoral Programs
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Maher, Michelle A.; Wofford, Annie M.; Roksa, Josipa; Feldon, David F. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
High attrition rates have been a defining characteristic of doctoral education for decades, representing a loss of time, talent, and effort for departing students and their faculty. This qualitative study uses a biomedical science doctoral student sample to collect "real time" data on attrition within the first 2 years of doctoral…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Attrition, Biomedicine
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Tyndall, Deborah; Powell, Shannon Baker – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to examine entry-level PhD students' experiences with participating in Critical Friends, a peer review protocol, used to support learning the threshold concept of literature review. It also sought to determine if, and how, students used the peer review protocol electively during their first year of doctoral study.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Peer Evaluation, Academic Language, Psychological Patterns
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Ayoobzadeh, Mostafa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Many doctoral students do not finish their studies. Social support has been shown to lower the likelihood of student withdrawal. I propose peer-mentoring as one of the practices that makes a significant difference in doctoral student attrition. In this longitudinal study, I investigated the influence of peer-mentoring on students' motivation and…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Mentors, Doctoral Students, Academic Persistence
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Pennington, Colin G. – Physical Educator, 2021
This article outlines a brief review of literature of occupational socialization theory. Specific to physical educators, occupational socialization theory examines the ways individuals are recruited into, prepared for, and socialized in the profession. It represents a dialectical perspective on socialization, acknowledging that educators are…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, Influences, Doctoral Programs
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Ciampa, Katia; Wolfe, Zora M. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2023
The purpose of this retrospective case study was to examine the implementation of peer-review practices in a doctoral dissertation proposal course. Twenty-eight doctoral candidates' perceptions of peer feedback on the dissertation writing process and themselves as academic writers were explored through our anecdotal notes from class discussions,…
Descriptors: Proposal Writing, Writing Processes, Misconceptions, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Zerbe, Ellen; Sallai, Gabriella M.; Shanachilubwa, Kanembe; Berdanier, Catherine G. P. – Journal of Engineering Education, 2022
Background: While attrition from the PhD has been attributed to many high-level causal factors, such as funding, advisor relationship, and "fit" into a department, few studies have closely examined the mechanisms of attrition or why and how graduate engineering students begin to consider attrition from their doctoral programs.…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Persistence
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Kyungmee Lee; Olaf Zawacki-Richter; Berrin Cefa Sari – Studies in Continuing Education, 2024
Alongside the growing demand for doctoral degrees, there has been an increasing number of online doctoral programmes and online doctoral students enrolled across the globe. While the importance of mediating roles that communication technology plays in online doctoral education has been extensively documented, a comprehensive account of how and for…
Descriptors: Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Doctoral Students, Online Courses
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