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Journey to the Doctorate: Motivating Factors for Persistence and Completion of Doctoral Programs Among McNair Scholars

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dc.contributor.author Baness King, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T22:35:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T22:35:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-30
dc.date.submitted July 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/13124
dc.description.abstract Using a qualitative approach, this study investigated the perceptions of motivating factors for persistence and completion of the doctorate among low income, first generation and students of color that participated in the federally funded Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program. Purposive sampling was used to obtain a pool of nine research participants that were enrolled in a McNair program during undergraduate study and successfully completed a doctoral program. Research questions were designed to retrieve information regarding how the McNair program impacted the successful completion of the doctorate. The findings were developed through analysis of data collected from interviews, an online focus group, and document review. Utilizing various theories of socialization, the doctoral experiences of the nine participants were explored and the perceptions of the impact of the McNair program on successful completion were examined. The findings resulted in a model of intervention that demonstrates how the McNair program can accelerate the progression of McNair Scholars through the graduate school socialization process for increased opportunity for successful completion of the doctorate. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Doctoral Completion en_US
dc.subject McNair Program en_US
dc.subject Low Income en_US
dc.subject First Generation en_US
dc.subject Students of Color en_US
dc.subject TRIO Programs en_US
dc.subject Graduate School en_US
dc.subject Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation in education
dc.subject.lcsh Minority graduate students--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Degrees, Academic--Social aspects--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Doctoral students--United States
dc.title Journey to the Doctorate: Motivating Factors for Persistence and Completion of Doctoral Programs Among McNair Scholars en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Education en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies en_US
dc.description.advisor Trinidad Galvan, Ruth
dc.description.committee-member Torres, Eliseo
dc.description.committee-member Olguin, David
dc.description.committee-member Gutierrez, Timothy


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