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Jorgensen, Maribeth F.; Duncan, Kelly – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study explored counselor research identity, an aspect of professional identity, in master's-level counseling students. Twelve students participated in individual interviews; six of the participants were involved in a focus group interview and visual representation process. The three data sources supported the emergence of five themes. The…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Counselor Training, Counselor Educators, Graduate Students
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Drori, Gili S.; Delmestri, Giuseppe; Oberg, Achim – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
The coming of "brand society" and the onset of mediatization spur universities to strategize their visual identity and pay particular attention to their icon. Resulting from branding initiatives, university icons are visual self-representations and material-cum-symbolic forms of organizational identity. In this work we ask: What identity…
Descriptors: Universities, Advertising, Marketing, Consumer Economics
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Gallucci, Sonia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
In this article, I describe the ways in which two British university students negotiated their identity as second language learners during a year abroad in Italy and the extent to which their struggles helped them to "fit in" into the new social and cultural contexts. Building upon the lived experiences of the two participants, I follow…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, College Students, Foreign Countries
McLeod, Linda P. – Online Submission, 2015
The fact that some learners learn language more successfully than others who are at the same level of aptitude and capabilities is inevitable. To understand why, the researcher has focused her attention on individual differences among learners. The ones that have been taken into account in this study are namely called self-efficacy and identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Self Efficacy, Rating Scales
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Friedman, Audrey; Herrmann, Brian – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study addresses the following research question: How does telementoring urban high school students by English teacher candidates develop candidates' cultural competence and impact mentees' cultural identity development? Mentee-mentor exchanges were analyzed to uncover how mentees used writing to develop cultural identity, how mentors'…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Self Concept, Mentors, Ideology
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Ticknor, Anne Swenson – Reading Horizons, 2014
Identities that include social justice stances are important for pre-service teachers to adopt in teacher education so they may meet the needs of "all" future students. However, maintaining a social justice identity can be difficult when pre-service teachers are confronted with an evaluator without a social justice stance. This article…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Self Concept, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Kinash, Shelley; Wood, Kayleen – International Journal for Academic Development, 2013
This paper explores academic developer identity by applying self-concept theory and appreciative inquiry to the personal journeys of two academic developers. Self-attribution, social comparison and reflected appraisals are presented and applied to explain how academic developers form their identities. Sociological principles are incorporated to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, Self Concept, Attribution Theory
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Lloyd, D.; Boyd, W. E. – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Community engagement is increasingly important in environmental management. While such engagement has tended to comprise only one-way communication, genuine engagement often requires meaningful cross-cultural communication. This paper explores issues surrounding engagement with Australian indigenous communities, suggesting that the construction of…
Descriptors: Role, Schemata (Cognition), Indigenous Populations, Self Concept
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McGuire, Keon M.; Cisneros, Jesus; McGuire, T. Donté – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
Historically, many Blacks deployed religion as a subversive ideological tool, such as within the struggle against the dehumanizing, yet constitutionally authorized system of slavery as well as the state-sponsored and -sanctioned violence of lynching, voting restrictions and segregation. Even contemporarily, a growing body of empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Gender Differences, Spiritual Development, Self Concept
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Whitehead, Patrick M.; Wright, Robert – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This article is an empirical phenomenological examination of the perceived security that first generation college students have in their identity as college students. First generation college students (FGCS) have been defined as students whose parents or guardians have not completed a 2- or 4-year postsecondary degree. Previous research (Davis,…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Self Concept
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Holley, Karri A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2013
Diversity contributes to the development of an academic identity as well as the production of knowledge, both essential components of doctoral education.
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Doctoral Programs, Self Concept
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Hamilton, Maya G. B.; LaVoi, Nicole M. – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
Coaches have the potential to influence athletes' moral development, especially at the collegiate level--a powerful period of growth in young adults' lives. As central agents in athlete moral education, coaches' moral development and understanding of professionalism is currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Professional Identity, Athletic Coaches, Moral Development
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Ye, Lily; Edwards, Viv – Journal of Research in International Education, 2015
This study aims to explore how Chinese overseas doctoral students adjust to a different academic, social and cultural environment, using Giddens' theoretical framework of self-identity. The findings indicate the participants proactively used various coping strategies in meeting challenges and adapting to new social environments. Continuity and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes, Acculturation
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Martin, Georgianna L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
This qualitative study explores social class consciousness, salience, and values of White, low-income, first-generation college students. Overall, participants minimized the salience of social class as an aspect of their identity with many of them expressing that they did not want their social class to define them. Although participants largely…
Descriptors: Social Class, Self Concept, Social Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Walker, Ute – Distance Education, 2017
This article examines the discursive construction of social presence and identity in a bilingual collaboration between tertiary distance learners of German in New Zealand and Academic English students in Germany. Drawing on positioning theory, this small-scale study investigated the collaborative practices of a group of students, whose synchronous…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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