Indigenous, college student, women, work, family
Native American and First Nations (herein collectively referred to as Indigenous) women college students are faced with the challenge of balancing their cultural imperatives and the demands of the dominant Western culture in family, school, and work/employment roles. In order to explore these women’s experiences and perspectives, this study analyzed unstructured qualitative interviews of 11 Native American and 9 First Nations female college students. The themes that resulted from the hermeneutic analysis were (a) honoring Indigenous culture and community, (b) living in two worlds, (c) pursuing individual fulfillment and goals, and (d) acknowledging the importance and influence of family.
The Dissertation this paper originated from can be found here.
Original Publication Citation
Bingham, Jennie L.; Adolpho, Quintina Bearchief; Jackson, Aaron P.; Alexitch, Louise R. Indigenous Women College Students' Perspectives on College, Work, and Family. Journal of College Student Development, v55 n6 p615-632 Sep 2014.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bingham, Jennie L.; Jackson, Aaron P.; Adolpho, Quintina Bearchief; and Alexitch, Louise R., "Indigenous Women College Students’ Perspectives on College, Work, and Family" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1592.
The Johns Hopkins University Press
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
Journal of College Student Development Volume 55, Number 6, September 2014 pp. 615-632 | 10.1353/csd.2014.0055
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