The Relevance of Career Aspirations for Transfer Students Persisting in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Disciplines

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/301682
Title:
The Relevance of Career Aspirations for Transfer Students Persisting in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Disciplines
Author:
Coyote, Ruthann Theresa
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This qualitative study utilizes data acquired from interviews with 18 community college transfer students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) majors and 7 university staff people who work in direct student services with this student population. This study explores the experiences of transfer students in STEM majors regarding what influenced their college persistence, particularly the relevance of STEM career aspirations. Students report their experiences of social and academic integration after transfer; the phenomenon of transfer shock is also explored and incorporated. Institutional policies such as articulation agreements are considered. Implications for student services practice and future research are presented.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
community college; Science; Technology; Engineering and Math; STEM; transfer students; Higher Education; career aspirations
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Higher Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Deil-Amen, Regina

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Relevance of Career Aspirations for Transfer Students Persisting in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Disciplinesen_US
dc.creatorCoyote, Ruthann Theresaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCoyote, Ruthann Theresaen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study utilizes data acquired from interviews with 18 community college transfer students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) majors and 7 university staff people who work in direct student services with this student population. This study explores the experiences of transfer students in STEM majors regarding what influenced their college persistence, particularly the relevance of STEM career aspirations. Students report their experiences of social and academic integration after transfer; the phenomenon of transfer shock is also explored and incorporated. Institutional policies such as articulation agreements are considered. Implications for student services practice and future research are presented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectcommunity collegeen_US
dc.subjectScienceen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subjectEngineering and Mathen_US
dc.subjectSTEMen_US
dc.subjecttransfer studentsen_US
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_US
dc.subjectcareer aspirationsen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDeil-Amen, Reginaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLee, Jenny J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRhoades, Garyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLee, Jenny J.en_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.