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Laskasky, Katie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed methods study explores secondary students' math identities. The primary purpose of this dissertation is to examine the relationships among students' math identities, their perceived problem solving practices, and their perceived self-regulated learning strategies. This study holds implications for teachers, school administrators,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Self Concept
Smith, Molly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This phenomenological study explores the meaning that those who feel called to teach make out of their adjunct teaching experience in higher education. In addition to understanding more about how these individuals describe their call to teach, the study explores how adjunct faculty characterize the relationship between personal identity, calling,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes
Li, Kang – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This phenomenological study investigated the lived experiences of identity development of Chinese graduate students in the United States. Through in-depth interviews with 15 participants at a Midwestern research university, the study found that the majority of Chinese graduate students came with a strong student identity that conflated with…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Asians, Graduate Students, Barriers
Hullender, Tamara L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This phenomenological inquiry explored the relationship between prior military service and identity development in women veteran students. Interpretive phenomenology and intersectionality served as theoretical lenses for understanding the lived experiences of participants transitioning from the military, in which they were service women, to campus…
Descriptors: Females, Veterans, Self Concept, Gender Differences
Hudgins, Audrey; Lopardo, Gina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There is a growing societal need for civic-minded leaders, and undergraduate students are poised to become the future leaders and decision makers for a global society. This dissertation explores the demographics and experiences of undergraduate students and their perceived civic-mindedness at a predominantly White, urban, Jesuit-Catholic, liberal…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Civics, Citizenship
Lopardo, Gina M.; Hudgins, Audrey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There is a growing societal need for civic-minded leaders, and undergraduate students are poised to become the future leaders and decision makers for a global society. This dissertation explores the demographics and experiences of undergraduate students and their perceived civic-mindedness at a predominantly White, urban, Jesuit-Catholic, liberal…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Civics, Citizenship
Fitzgerald, Sheri T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation documents the lives of six science teachers whose multifaceted identities were influenced over time by Hawai'i's unique sociocultural and biogeographical factors. Narrative inquiry was utilized through individual interviews which spanned a five-year period. From "restorying," identity narratives and maps were…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Self Concept, Personal Narratives, Teacher Attitudes
Kouzoukas, Georgia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With a considerable focus to increase America's degree completion rates amongst our diverse population, higher education policymakers and researchers have examined the college access, persistence, and completion rates of first-generation students. However, minimal research has addressed the heterogeneous student population through a gendered or…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Females, Self Concept, Student Development
Ramirez, Ana E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Latino male college students' identities impact their personal experiences, academic achievement, and well-being. This qualitative study uses a narrative inquiry approach to research Latino male college students' racial and ethnic, gender, and academic identities and to investigate how these identities impact their psychological stress and the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, College Students, Self Concept
Martin, Adrian D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study investigated the professional identities of four mainstream teachers of English learners (ELs). Four teachers in two school contexts (urban and suburban) were interviewed five times and observed during formal instruction four times. Adopting a sociocultural perspective on identity, the study employed discourse analysis to…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Professional Identity, English Language Learners, Mainstreaming
Holcomb, Michelle R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time. As new disasters inevitably loom in the future, it is important to understand how the consequences of natural disaster loss lead to identity development. This work adds to the lack of research linking identity development and natural disaster by looking at an individual's process of identity…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Self Concept, Trauma, Social Theories
Acosta, Alan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research on college student leadership is evolving, with more scholars studying the influence of social identities on the development of student leaders. Gaps exist in the literature on how race influences leadership identity development for many social identities in numerous institutional contexts, including for Latino men at Predominantly White…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Leadership, Hispanic American Students, Males
Goodell, Alexandra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation studies students' identity negotiation in a project-based Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science class. The College Board has encouraged schools to diversify enrollment in AP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses, in which White and Asian males have been historically overrepresented. This trend may be…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
Kunstman, Robert Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Five biracial multiracial lesbian gay bisexual queer student leaders shared stories about their undergraduate experiences at a prestigious southern university. Critical cultural and constructivist paradigm provided the framework for supporting this narrative inquiry. Through multiple interviews, participants shared stories of their background,…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Homosexuality, Student Leadership, Undergraduate Students
Dillon, Jay Le Roux – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Now more than ever, colleges and universities are relying on funds raised from alumni to support their operations. At the same time, the percentage of alumni donors is in decline and new research suggests that higher education fundraising strategies are overly reliant on alumni behaviors and demographics as predictors of giving. A 2011 study by…
Descriptors: Alumni, Fund Raising, Donors, Higher Education
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