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


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

Reilly, Rosemary C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7274-4488 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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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
Authors:Reilly, Rosemary C. and D'Amico, Miranda
Journal or Publication:The Journal of College Student Development
Date:1 July 2011
  • 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 14:35
Last Modified:07 Dec 2020 20:40


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