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ERIC Number: EJ997246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Graduate Students' Perceptions of Their Advisors: Is There Systematic Disadvantage in Mentorship?
Noy, Shiri; Ray, Rashawn
Journal of Higher Education, v83 n6 p876-914 Nov-Dec 2012
We explore how race and gender shape graduate students' perceptions of their advisors. We find evidence that women of color and students in the biological/physical sciences report significantly less support than other groups. Our findings speak to the utility of the intersectionality framework for examining interpersonal relations in higher education and suggest that advisor support in doctoral education is raced and gendered. We conclude by offering future directions for research and discussing the implications and possible ways to address these inequalities. (Contains 7 tables and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A