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Educational Psychology

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

2019

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Native American Resiliency Resources And Educational Goal Achievement, Diane Elaine Sharp Jul 2019

Native American Resiliency Resources And Educational Goal Achievement, Diane Elaine Sharp

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative narrative study was to understand Native American life experiences which foster resilience and how resiliency resources contribute to their educational goal achievement. In a context of historical trauma, poverty, and oppression it is theorized that achieving one’s educational goals requires a measure of resilience and a number of protective and promotive factors. These factors are what this strengths-based study sought to identify. The theory guiding this study was resiliency theory and the research approach was strengths-based. Proposed data collection was a series of semi-structured interviews of 6 Native American individuals age 18 or older ...