The Development of Doctoral Students: Phases of Challenge and Support
Doctoral students are educated in U.S. institutions of higher education to become tomorrow's educators, researchers, leaders, and innovators. Only a little more than 50 percent of all doctoral students will actually complete the degree, however. Understanding the complexity of the doctoral experience may assist in educating these students and ensuring their success.
This monograph presents a model of doctoral student development, viewing the experience as three phases of increasing complexity. Using theories developed from psychology, sociology, and education, the monograph provides an overview of doctoral education in the United States and the sources of challenge and support that characterize the doctoral student's experience and development.
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Doctoral students, Universities and colleges, United States, Graduate work
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Psychology | Higher Education
Gardner, Susan K., "The Development of Doctoral Students: Phases of Challenge and Support" (2009). Faculty and Staff Monograph Publications. 95.