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Cole, Brian E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study contributes to the description and meaning of student activism within the context of Christian college environments and cultures, and is interpreted through the sociological concept of symbolic interactionism. The purpose of this study is to help fill the void in the literature on student activism at Christian colleges and universities,…
Descriptors: Activism, Barriers, Christianity, College Students
Pringle, Mark T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this exploratory study is to hear from reluctant learners about their perceptions of their experiences in middle school and the meanings they make from these. This study will give voice to students, a stakeholder group that has been traditionally silent in the literature on K-12 learning and achievement. Capturing the perceptions…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Interaction, Student Motivation, Student Interests
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van Schalkwyk, Gertina J. – Qualitative Report, 2010
A basic premise in narrative therapy and inquiry is that life story telling is a mechanism by which experiences are rendered meaningful within some form of structure. However, narrative inquiry has to take cognisance of difficulties ensuing from discursive practices for different populations when eliciting their life stories. In this article I…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Memory, Story Telling, Inquiry
Colton, Craig W.; Morrione, Thomas J. – 1973
This paper analyzes past studies of outdoor recreational behavior from the point of view of symbolic interactionism. This perspective focuses directly on the manner in which individuals interpret the words and behavior of others, as well as their own physical environment. The first part of the analysis examines some recent definitions of…
Descriptors: Behavior, Interaction Process Analysis, Outdoor Education, Physical Education
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Elteto, Sharon; Jackson, Rose M.; Lim, Adriene – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
This article presents a case study of an urban academic library's attempt to identify factors that influence the perceptions of students of color concerning the library as a welcoming space. The goal of this study is to determine if there are qualitative divergent factors along racial lines concerning how students use this library. The research is…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Academic Persistence, Racial Factors, Student Attitudes
Mittapalli, Kavita; Samaras, Anastasia P. – Qualitative Report, 2008
This study is situated within a self-study research methods course to scaffold doctoral students' explorations of the intersections of their culture, and research interests using arts as a tool. Embracing the arts as a research method, the first author painted a self-portrait using the vibrant colors of Madhubani art which holds cultural…
Descriptors: Portraiture, Research Methodology, Researchers, Educational Research
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Sano, Yoshie; Richards, Leslie N.; Zvonkovic, Anisa M. – Journal of Family Issues, 2008
Guided by symbolic interactionism, this qualitative study based on interviews with 83 rural mothers investigated mothers' perceptions of nonresident fathers' involvement in low-income families. Contrary to some fathers' claims that mothers "gatekeep" their access to children, the majority of mothers in our study wanted increased father…
Descriptors: Mothers, Rural Areas, Economic Opportunities, Fathers
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Thomas, Jim – Social Psychology Quarterly, 2008
When good people do violently bad things, one seeks answers, drawing from one's repertoire of theories and concepts that have served him/her well. Underlying one's attempts to understand violent behavior is the belief that one can impose sense on seemingly insensible actions. Sometimes, in the face of inexplicable events, one is left to try to…
Descriptors: Universities, Campuses, Violence, Death
Kreiling, Albert; Sims, Norman – 1978
The emergence and development of symbolic interactionism, and its implications for the study of social phenomena, journalism, and mass communication, are examined in this paper. The introductory section discusses the emergence of symbolic interactionism in the midst of the rapid rise of industrial institutions in the late nineteenth century,…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Individualism, Intellectual History, Journalism
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Abrell, Ronald L.; Hanna, Charles – Clearing House, 1978
Offers some concepts that hold potential for reducing the frequency and intensity of the strained relationships that exist between supervisors and teachers. Introduces the school of thought in the social sciences known as "symbolic interactionism" and some of its principles as they may apply to the supervisor and gives some guidelines…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Guidelines, Interpersonal Relationship, Supervisor Qualifications
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Lane, Helen J. – Social Work, 1984
Draws parallels concerning the development of the self between recent psychoanalytic theory and earlier formulations found in the sociological tradition of symbolic interactionism. Suggests that a unity of understanding between the two thought systems is useful to the knowledge base of social work practice. (Author/LLL)
Descriptors: Individualism, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Social Psychology
Ellis, Regina Anderson – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The problem of underachievement seems to exist in school districts across the country, particularly, where there are a significant percentage of students of color and low socio-economic groups. The purpose of this qualitative case study, conducted with an ex post facto approach, was to bring to light the organizational policies and systemic…
Descriptors: Scholarship, High School Students, High Achievement, Low Income Groups
Zeeck, Kirk A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative study examines the experiences of eight elementary principals from the Midwest who were involved in dual-career relationships with children under the age of 18. The primary data collection method was in-depth interviews. The data were coded and analyzed according to the research questions. The research resulted in three major…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Principals, Elementary Schools, Interviews
Sessler Branden, Pennie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The nursing profession is entering an exciting time of new professional opportunities. As the United States of America (USA) deals with its health care crisis, nursing is positioned to determine the trajectory of health care and health policy. However, nurses are underrepresented in major forums where they could be change agents on this new path.…
Descriptors: Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Research, Advocacy
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Hurvitz, Nathan – Family Coordinator, 1974
The family therapist performs specific activities associated with his functions as a therapist, consultant, and intermediary. The intermediary function is based upon concepts associated with symbolic interactionism. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Counselor Role, Family Counseling, Family Problems
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