Author ORCID Identifier
Counselor Education and Supervision
The authors in this consensual qualitative research study explored the dissertation experiences of 42 graduates (27 counselor educators, 13 counselors, 2 administrators) from 4 midwestern states. Identified domains included impact of environment, competing influences, personality traits, chair influence, committee function, and barriers to completion. An emergent theory reflected the interconnectedness of the dissertation process across internal, relational, and professional factors. Implications related to motivation, personal traits, and identification of barriers in the dissertation process are provided.
Flynn, S.V., Chasek, C.L., Harper, I.F., Murphy, K.M. and Jorgensen, M.F. (2012), A Qualitative Inquiry of the Counseling Dissertation Process. Counselor Education and Supervision, 51: 242-255. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1556-6978.2012.00018.x