Exploring the Meaning Doctoral Candidates Ascribed to Their Persistence, and the Challenges and Barriers They Experienced
Creators:Fletcher, Edward Jr.
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Series/Report no.:2009 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. 23rd
The purpose of this study was to describe the meaning doctoral candidates ascribed to their persistence in doctoral programs, and the challenges and barriers they experienced impeding a timely completion of their dissertations. Participants included six doctoral candidates in the field of Education who had been in the dissertation phase of their programs for at least one academic year (up to four academic years) and had yet to complete a dissertation research proposal. The themes that emerged as a result of this study were: (a) a lack of a sense of community; (b) ineffective advisor-advisee relations; and (c) momentum loss.
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