Title

Qualitative Analysis of Student Perceptions: “Some Advisors Care. Some Don't.”

Abstract

University-based academic advising at a large, Great Lakes state institution was designed to support first-year students' transition to college. We conducted individual interviews and facilitated story circles with 162 students to determine their perceived effectiveness of advising. Analyses revealed four overarching themes: student difficulty making the distinction between roles of high school guidance counselors and postsecondary academic advisors, advisor communication, student desire for a relationship, and advisor accessibility. On the basis of data gathered, we developed a model for understanding the formation and maintenance of student advising perceptions.

Department(s)

Psychology

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.12930/nacada-15-027

Keywords

qualitative analysis, story circles, student perceptions

Publication Date

2017

Journal Title

NACADA Journal 37

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