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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
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
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
Wagner, Christopher J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
How children understand reading and who they are as readers comprises children's reading identities. Reading identities can have very real effects on the reading outcomes of children, and may support the development of foundational reading skills and the process of learning to read (McCarthey & Moje, 2002). Despite the potential importance of…
Descriptors: Reading, Identification (Psychology), Early Reading, Bilingual Students
Vandenberg, Jeanne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a growing societal problem that has been increasing among college students. Previous research on this population is limited and even fewer studies focus on women. The purpose of this quantitative study is to understand the developmental task of ego identity status for female college students with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Self Concept
Boyd, Monica F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of fitting-in and belonging on African American women enrolled in graduate counseling programs attending a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). This study examined how racial identity influenced each woman's unique experiences of fitting-in and belonging. Each participant had to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Graduate Students, Racial Composition
Zavala, Maria R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Decades of research document underperformance of Latino/a youth in mathematics, yet little is known about the day-to-day mathematics socialization of Latino/a youth. This research used qualitative case studies of two Algebra 1 classrooms and seven Latino/a focal students to document and describe two major influences on Latino/a youths'…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Socialization, Mathematics Instruction, Qualitative Research
Bonafide, Anna Marie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Middle school students bring various identities into the classroom including their reading identities, their self concepts concerning their views of themselves as readers. Using identity and psycho-social and socio-cultural theoretical constructs as a foundation, I conducted phenomenological case studies that focused on middle school remedial…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Concept, Reading Difficulties, Reader Text Relationship
Cranfield, Corvell – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The construct of mathematical identity has recently been widely used in mathematics education with the intention to understand how students relate to and engage (or disengage) with mathematics. Grootenboer and Zevenbergen (2008) define mathematical identity as the students' knowledge, abilities, skills, beliefs, dispositions, attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Identification (Psychology), Mathematics Instruction
Bass, Michelle B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The first-year college experience is a vibrant environment to study identity development and many college communities have responded to their students' challenges of entering, completing, and succeeding in college through the development of supportive transition programs, many of which focus on underrepresented student populations. In this…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Transitional Programs, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology)
Vollmer Rivera, Alexis – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This linguistic ethnography follows three journalism students (Petra, Penelope, and Maria) as they engaged in experiential language learning (EX-LL) via collaboration with community members during their Spanish for Specific Purposes (SSP) internship sites in the fields of journalism and medicine within the local Metro Phoenix community. Data were…
Descriptors: Social Change, Community Involvement, Internship Programs, Spanish
Kohli, Jaskirat – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Despite the role that identity plays in college students' persistence and graduation rates, there is a dearth of scholarship that has explored the identity of college students with disabilities. This qualitative study aimed to gain an understanding of college students' perspective of their disability and to capture shifts in their perspectives as…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Disabilities, Self Concept
John, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The multiracial population is noted as one the fastest growing populations in the United States. This growth and need for providing a campus climate of inclusion for all students has implications for colleges and universities in their recruitment, retention, satisfaction, and graduation of multiracial students. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, College Students, College Environment, Identification (Psychology)
Miller, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the identity development of mixed race Asian students, also known as Hapas, and the influence of college environments of their perceptions of self. More specifically, this study will use Narrative Inquiry to gain insight into the lives and experiences of 20 Hapa students at the University of…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Asian Americans, College Environment, Self Concept
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