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dc.contributor.authorBaness King, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-30T22:35:02Z
dc.date.available2011-08-30T22:35:02Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-30
dc.date.submittedJuly 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/13124
dc.description.abstractUsing 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.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectDoctoral Completionen_US
dc.subjectMcNair Programen_US
dc.subjectLow Incomeen_US
dc.subjectFirst Generationen_US
dc.subjectStudents of Coloren_US
dc.subjectTRIO Programsen_US
dc.subjectGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subjectRonald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program
dc.subject.lcshMotivation in education
dc.subject.lcshMinority graduate students--United States
dc.subject.lcshDegrees, Academic--Social aspects--United States
dc.subject.lcshDoctoral students--United States
dc.titleJourney to the Doctorate: Motivating Factors for Persistence and Completion of Doctoral Programs Among McNair Scholarsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeEducationen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Division of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studiesen_US
dc.description.advisorTrinidad Galvan, Ruth
dc.description.committee-memberTorres, Eliseo
dc.description.committee-memberOlguin, David
dc.description.committee-memberGutierrez, Timothy


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