Department

Leadership

Date of Paper/Work

2017

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Leadership (Ed.D.)

Type of Paper/Work

Dissertation

Advisors

Kathleen Boyle, Seehwa Cho, Candace Chou

Abstract

This qualitative research study uses face-to-face interviews to explore the perspectives and perceptions doctoral experiences of eight Hmong American women from their own. In particular, the motivations and strategies these women used to complete their doctoral program are shared. All participants completed their doctoral degree in 3 ½ to 6 ½ years. Strategies Hmong women used included building their own support network, prior academic experiences, effective time management and extensive family support system. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation exists for the participants. The interplay between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation aided in allowed participants to pursue and finished the doctoral program.

Keywords

Hmong American women, doctoral programs, experiences, support networks, motivation

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