Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Education Leaders (IDPEL)
School of Education
Beyond Dissolution and Dispersion: A Phenomenological Analysis of Student Perception as Related to Resiliency
Phenomenological Analysis, Resiliency, Student Perceptions
The research study is entitled, Beyond Dissolution and Dispersion: A Phenomenological Analysis of Student Perceptions as related to Resiliency. Resiliency as a concept has been studied in various disciplines for the past thirty years. The information in the literature review bears out that building resiliency in students and in school communities has been a very important topic in education for about the last ten years. Resilience as defined is "the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change (Henderson, 2004, p. 7). Students from the former Duquesne City High School endured a difficult event in their school closure. Other various events and aspects of social and academic development were interacting simultaneously. Social and political unrest, transitioning during the period of adolescence, belonging to a new social group, self image and group dynamics, and academic achievement were issues and interactions for these students. This study will seek to define the perceptions of the affected students of the former high school regarding the events of their school closure and the various other events that marked over a two year time period in their lives.
Serenka, F. (2009). Beyond Dissolution and Dispersion: A Phenomenological Analysis of Student Perception as Related to Resiliency (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1172