Title

Spiral Processes of Becoming:Women's Experiences Within the Context of Doctoral Education

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1997

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore women's experiences of being a doctoral student. We report on interviews from 11 women, 8 of whom were Caucasian and 3 of whom were African-American. Participants in the study described their experiences as doctoral students in ways that reflected a spiraling process of becoming. This process included experiences of confidence, support and self-discovery. This research has implications for nursing faculty and women engaged in doctoral education as well as for women who anticipate entering doctoral programs.

Journal

Journal of Nursing Education

Journal ISSN

0148-4834

Volume

36

Issue

2

First Page

60

Last Page

66

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3928/0148-4834-19970201-05