Searching for self and others : black-white racial identity exploration through student organizations

dc.contributor.advisorSaenz, Victor B.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPeredez, Deborahen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJustice, Sharonen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReddick, Richarden
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHolme, Jenniferen
dc.creatorRidder, Christina Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T21:11:44Zen
dc.date.available2011-12-20T21:11:44Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.date.updated2011-12-20T21:11:58Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractSearching for Self and Others is a qualitative, phenomenological study which utilizes Wijeyesinghe’s Factor Model of Multiracial Identity through in depth interviews with eight students. The study included two research questions focused on Black-White multiracial students at a predominately White institution and how the level of involvement related to their racial identity and other social identities (class and power/choice were most salient). The purpose of this study was to explore the use of student organizations as a key factor in Black-White racial identity for college students. Racial identity is a process for people of color to find a sense of self, and is a constantly evolving process. Increasing the awareness of how Black-White students utilize student groups can assist colleges to make multiracial students feel comfortable on our campuses, to understand identity struggles and how we might create a more open environment. Student groups can assist in constructing a positive racial climate in which all students feel accepted and able to discuss issues of identity.en
dc.description.departmentEducational Administrationen
dc.description.departmenten
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2773en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2773en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectMultiracial college studentsen
dc.subjectBlack college studentsen
dc.subjectWhite college studentsen
dc.titleSearching for self and others : black-white racial identity exploration through student organizationsen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
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