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Mentoring undergraduate women survivors of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence.

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Mentoring undergraduate women survivors of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence.

Reilly, Rosemary C. and D'Amico, Miranda (2011) Mentoring undergraduate women survivors of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence. The Journal of College Student Development, 52 (4). pp. 409-424. ISSN 0897-5264

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Abstract

This inquiry describes the role of mentoring for undergraduate women survivors of trauma. It employed a comparative case approach. Interviews elicited stories from participants reflecting the role mentors have played in their life course and educational experiences. Four major themes emerged: fantasy mentors; mentor as mirror; mentor as nurturer and supporter; and mentor as the embodiment of a profession. Issues of women’s identity were particularly salient to these themes. Deviant cases provided an opportunity to reexamine the limits of the data and exhibited themes of self-reliance or seeing mentoring as controlling. Implications for mentoring women in higher education are discussed.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Reilly, Rosemary C. and D'Amico, Miranda
Journal or Publication:The Journal of College Student Development
Date:01 July 2011
Funders:
  • This research was supported through a grant from the General Research Fund from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Concordia University.
Keywords:mentoring, undergraduate women, survivors of childhood abuse, intimate partner violence, higher education
ID Code:7797
Deposited By:ROSEMARY REILLY
Deposited On:30 Aug 2011 10:35
Last Modified:02 Nov 2012 15:56
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