The Resource African American female students' voices : their social experiences and adjustment strategies at a predominately white university

African American female students' voices : their social experiences and adjustment strategies at a predominately white university

Label
African American female students' voices : their social experiences and adjustment strategies at a predominately white university
Title
African American female students' voices
Title remainder
their social experiences and adjustment strategies at a predominately white university
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This phenomenological study explored 14 African American female students' social experiences and adjustment strategies at a predominantly White university. Each woman was interviewed twice, and the data were organized into a descriptive structure that captured the key phenomena of the women's experiences. The pervasive phenomenon that emerged was the women's resiliency in dealing with racialized and gender-based experiences with their faculty/staff and peers. The women encountered negative race-based instances with some of their White faculty/staff and negative race, gender, and status segregation from some of their White and African American peers. However, they believed that their receiving supportive assistance from and relations with (mostly) African American faculty/staff and peers diminished the negativity of the divisionary encounters. Moreover, the women's social experiences engendered mixed psychological (e.g., self-esteem, emotional comfort on campus) and social (e.g., racial views) developmental outcomes. The women overwhelmingly felt a high sense of self-worth, comfort with their (mostly African American) counterparts on campus, and ability to cope with race relations. However, they experienced some instances of discomfort and feelings of being unwanted on campus, which influenced the adjustment strategies they employed. Hence, the women sought and relied on the support they received from important others who were mostly African Americans (i.e., family, peers, faculty/staff), themselves, and their relationship with God to adjust to their social experiences on campus. Implications for student development research and interventions with African American college students are discussed
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mensah, Kortet G.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2010.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women college students
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Segregation in higher education
  • Race relations
Label
African American female students' voices : their social experiences and adjustment strategies at a predominately white university
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: Mark A. Fine
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
872561693
Extent
1online resource (iv, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872561693
Label
African American female students' voices : their social experiences and adjustment strategies at a predominately white university
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: Mark A. Fine
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
872561693
Extent
1online resource (iv, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872561693

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