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dc.contributor.authorGibson, Sheree Latoi
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-12T04:30:19Z
dc.date.available2014-09-12T04:30:19Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.othergibson_sheree_l_201405_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/gibson_sheree_l_201405_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30438
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this interpretive study was to determine how 6 undergraduate Black women in engineering made meaning of sense of belonging. Using photo elicitation and interviews, participants described their experiences of community while studying to be engineers. The data were analyzed using theoretical reading. The women in the study had several spaces where they felt a sense of community however, the process of identifying these spaces were not immediate and required participants to examine the intersections of their identities. The women in the study evaluated and re-evaluated campus spaces with the question in mind of who will accept me as an undergraduate Black female engineering. The study concluded that once participants identified spaces, how they felt in the space was placed on a continuum of belonging. Implications of the study suggest that programs and services that assist with identity exploration for undergraduate Black women are essential to their success.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBlack women
dc.subjectUndergraduates
dc.subjectEngineering
dc.subjectSense of belonging
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectPhoto elicitation
dc.subjectTheoretical reading
dc.titleBlack undergraduate women's sense of belonging as engineering majors
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentCounseling and Human Development Services
dc.description.majorCounseling and Student Personnel Services
dc.description.advisorRichard Mullendore
dc.description.committeeRichard Mullendore
dc.description.committeeElizabeth St. Pierre
dc.description.committeeMerrily Dunn


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