The sorority life: sorority women's perceptions of their experiences at a polytechnic institution

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dc.contributor Bray, Nathaniel J.
dc.contributor King, Margaret I.
dc.contributor Breaux, Arleene P.
dc.contributor Holland, Christopher J.
dc.contributor.advisor Major, Claire Howell
dc.contributor.author Lunk, Cynthia Lauren
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:54:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:54:52Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001448
dc.identifier.other Lunk_alatus_0004D_11716
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1911
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this qualitative research study was to understand women's perceptions of their experiences as sorority women at an institute of technology. Ultimately, this research strove to determine in what way sorority women at a polytechnic institution perceived their college experiences, including; how they perceive the general campus climate, the climate on campus for women, their perceptions of the Greek community, and how they characterize other members of their sororities. I found that most women expressed an atmosphere of loneliness for women on campus in an environment that is "boring" to most students. In addition, the women expressed the opportunities they feel were provided to them through their membership in the Greek community. Lastly, the women classified their relationships with the other women in the Greek system as those of a family relationship, a role model relationship and a helping relationship. Most of the women in this study did describe an overall positive academic and personal growth experience associated with their sorority membership on the Southern Polytechnic State University Campus.
dc.format.extent 148 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher education administration
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.title The sorority life: sorority women's perceptions of their experiences at a polytechnic institution
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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