Understanding identity development : a longitudinal study of professional identity development in educational psychology graduate students

dc.contributor.advisorSchallert, Diane L.
dc.contributor.advisorBorich, Gary D.
dc.creatorPark, Jong, M.A. H.
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-1302-1153
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-08T19:59:05Z
dc.date.available2016-11-08T19:59:05Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.date.updated2016-11-08T19:59:05Z
dc.description.abstractThis study highlights how graduate studies involve students in building their professional identity by social roles, positions, and discourse skills in the process of professional training. The research question addressed in this study is whether the new roles and situations encountered by graduate students bring constraints and expectations. I was hoping to contribute to the literature on understanding how graduate students build new identities as researchers, and at a more theoretical level, to developing insight into the connection between identity and professional identity construction. The result presented as the central phenomenon of a grounded theory model, professional disciplinary enculturation was influenced by previous job and education experiences and current academic and personal relationships. The disciplinary training influenced by coursework, and research and writing projects seemed to support the students’ identity development, even as the enculturation process was experienced as emotionally taxing to different degrees and required the (re)shaping of identity and discourse practices.
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychology
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2DV1CR44
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/43678
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectProfessional identity
dc.subjectDevelopment
dc.subjectIdentity construction
dc.subjectGraduate student well-being
dc.subjectGrounded theory
dc.titleUnderstanding identity development : a longitudinal study of professional identity development in educational psychology graduate students
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational psychology
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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