Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Jennifer M., 1970-
dc.creatorDeCrescenzo, Deanne Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-17T16:46:40Z
dc.date.available2022-01-17T16:46:40Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/7233
dc.description.abstractDespite the critical contributions that student affairs professionals make to college students' learning and development and campus operations, mid-level professionals are at risk of leaving the field altogether. The current study investigated the role of sense of belonging in mid-level student affairs professionals' experiences and their turnover intentions through a qualitative, phenomenological analysis. Ten mid-level student affairs professionals from various institutions were interviewed about how they experience belongingness within their work, and how their evaluation of belonging influences their intention to stay at their institution or in the field of student affairs. The results demonstrate that sense of belonging is experienced by mid-level student affairs professionals, but in varied ways, and it is shaped through relationships, being trusted for professional expertise and competence, and feeling supported by others. Salient identities, especially marginalized identities, can shape the experience of belonging as can professional networks outside of institutional experiences. Furthermore, the findings demonstrate that sense of belonging, whether it was experienced or lacking, influenced the intentions of many participants to stay at their institution and in the field of student affairs more broadly. Should colleges and universities be committed to addressing the attrition of mid-level student affairs professionals, they should commit to supporting and cultivating sense of belonging as it does indeed matter.
dc.format.extent161 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofTheses and Dissertations
dc.rightsIN COPYRIGHT- This Rights Statement can be used for an Item that is in copyright. Using this statement implies that the organization making this Item available has determined that the Item is in copyright and either is the rights-holder, has obtained permission from the rights-holder(s) to make their Work(s) available, or makes the Item available under an exception or limitation to copyright (including Fair Use) that entitles it to make the Item available.
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.subjectHigher education administration
dc.subjectMid-level professional
dc.subjectSense of belonging
dc.subjectStudent affairs
dc.titleUNDERSTANDING MID-LEVEL STUDENT AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS’ EXPERIENCES THROUGH BELONGING
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberDing, Meixia
dc.contributor.committeememberParis, Joseph H.
dc.contributor.committeememberBrunner, Eric
dc.description.departmentPolicy, Organizational and Leadership Studies
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/7212
dc.ada.noteFor Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact scholarshare@temple.edu
dc.description.degreeEd.D.
dc.identifier.proqst14699
dc.date.updated2022-01-10T23:22:26Z
refterms.dateFOA2022-01-17T16:46:40Z
dc.identifier.filenameDeCrescenzo_temple_0225E_14699.pdf


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
DeCrescenzo_temple_0225E_14699.pdf
Size:
1.985Mb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record