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First-generation Peer Mentors' Engagement and Leadership Development
by Price, Kristin L., Ed.D., California Lutheran University, 2013, 254; 3561417
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore how lived experiences prompt first-generation college students to engage as peer mentors, and how they experienced leadership development. Participants included thirteen first-generation college students, who engaged in peer mentoring. An explanatory model that surfaced from data collection is presented, demonstrating the process of leadership development that some first-generation college students underwent through their participation as peer mentors. Family, service, and validation, emerged as the central phenomenon of the model, which also included emerging themes: (a) (dis)engagement, (b) peer mentor engagement, (c) intrapersonal development, (d) professional development, and (e) transformational learning.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pena, Edlyn Vallejo
Commitee: Gillies, Bruce G., Uellendahl, Gail E.
School: California Lutheran University
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 74/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership, Higher education
Keywords: Engagement, First generation college students, Leadership development, Peer mentors, Student development, Transformative learning
Publication Number: 3561417
ISBN: 978-1-303-08506-2
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