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Dissertation – Using photovoice and photo-elicitation to understand successes and barriers related to Tribal College students’ education

November 1, 2018

The fact that American Indian college students pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities have lower retention and completion rates than their peers is well documented. Additionally, the use of mentoring as a means of social support for AI students have been increasingly recognized as an important factor in a successful educational experience. The purpose of this transformative mixed methods study was twofold: to identity themes related to tribal college students’ perceptions of success and barriers that shaped their educational experiences through the use of photovoice and photo-elicitation, and to establish a relationship between students’ participation in a mentoring program and increased perceived self-efficacy.

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