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The Problem With Homesickness: A New Way Of Coming Home, Carolyn Jean Duven Jan 2018

The Problem With Homesickness: A New Way Of Coming Home, Carolyn Jean Duven

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation responds to two aspects of the homesickness literature: its characterization as a mental health concern, and its lack of empirical attention in the United States. The purpose of this study was to develop a theoretical understanding of homesickness oriented to an affirming and sociocultural lens, and to do so in the context of current higher education settings in the U.S. Using grounded theory and arts-based inquiry methodologies, homesickness was explored from multiple perspectives by using participant data. The results challenge previous deficit-oriented theoretical frameworks of homesickness, noting it instead as a natural developmental process the participants underwent ...


Faces In The Crowd: A Narrative Inquiry Into The Relationship Violence Experienced By Four Black College Women, Lorraine D. Acker Jan 2017

Faces In The Crowd: A Narrative Inquiry Into The Relationship Violence Experienced By Four Black College Women, Lorraine D. Acker

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Relationship violence among Black college women is becoming a serious concern. However, the face of relationship violence in higher education has been predominantly that of White women, which subsequently has excluded the voices of Black college women and other women of color. The rationale for this study came from my desire to uncover how Black college women make meaning of their experiences of relationship violence. Therefore, this narrative study explored (a) how four Black college women experienced relationship violence in college, (b) how they made meaning of their relationship violence experience in college, and (c) how they navigated campus resources ...


Exploring The Effect Of Addressing Social Injustices As A Student Affairs Professional, Laura Lynn Bestler Jan 2012

Exploring The Effect Of Addressing Social Injustices As A Student Affairs Professional, Laura Lynn Bestler

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This autoethnographic study is an intimate exploration of how student affairs professionals may be affected by working with students experiencing social injustices on campus. As subject and researcher, I used my unique story, along with interview responses from three university community members, to guide the reader through an examination of the culture of student affairs. This study illustrates how student affairs professionals may be transformed personally and professionally while advocating for students' equitable rights. To collect the stories, I transcribed the university community members' responses and my personal experience from audio voice digital recordings. In addition, data collection methods included ...


College Satisfaction Among Students Enrolled At Religious Four-Year Colleges, Darby Young Jan 2012

College Satisfaction Among Students Enrolled At Religious Four-Year Colleges, Darby Young

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was (a) to explore descriptions of students who attended selected religious four-year colleges; (b) to explore relationships between background characteristics and overall college satisfaction and relationships between college experiences and overall college satisfaction; (c) to explore changes over time with respect to the goals of these students; and (d) to explore possible predictive elements, such as background characteristics, goals, and college experiences that may influence institutional satisfaction. A CIRP survey was used to collect data concerning the background characteristics, freshmen goals, college experiences, college integration, and senior goals of students who attended religious four year ...


Service Participation As A Predictor Of Multicultural Competency In College Graduates: A Comparative Study Of Sectarian And Nonsectarian Institutions, Stephanie Ann Krauth Jan 2011

Service Participation As A Predictor Of Multicultural Competency In College Graduates: A Comparative Study Of Sectarian And Nonsectarian Institutions, Stephanie Ann Krauth

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between college student participation in service, whether it be community service, volunteerism, or service-learning, and the level that the students self-identify that they demonstrated multicultural competency. This study also looked at what impact factors, such as gender, race/ethnicity, academic major, academic performance, family income, and parental education, have on the service-multicultural competency relationship. Finally, the study examined the relationship between other collegiate experiences, such as faculty interaction, cocurricular involvement, and exposure to racial/cultural awareness activities, and the student's level of multicultural competency. This study had three goals ...


Analysis Of Adjunct Faculty At Des Moines Area Community College: Use And Application Of Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory To Predict Job Satisfaction In Teaching Improvement And Professional Development, Margi Ann Boord Jan 2010

Analysis Of Adjunct Faculty At Des Moines Area Community College: Use And Application Of Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory To Predict Job Satisfaction In Teaching Improvement And Professional Development, Margi Ann Boord

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

"During the past two decades, two-year and four-year colleges have increased their reliance on part-time faculty" (Antony & Valadez, 2002, p. 41). The hiring of part-time faculty started as a convenient way to meet the demands for instruction while remaining financially responsible during tough budgetary times. Currently "...hiring part-time faculty now has become a more permanent strategy for colleges and universities--one that has made part-time faculty a substantial group among the professoriate" (p. 41).

The purpose of this study was to examine the demographics and current level of job satisfaction of adjunct faculty at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), and ...