Graduate student parents' perceptions of resources to support degree completion: implications for family therapy programs

Theisen, M. R., et al. (2018). "Graduate student parents' perceptions of resources to support degree completion: implications for family therapy programs." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy 30(1): 46-70.

This study explored graduate student parents' perceptions about the usefulness of campus, community, and potential resources. The results indicated that graduate student parents placed the greatest value on financial and childcare resources as well as having a supportive faculty advisor. This study also found that women placed greater value on many of the resources studied when compared to their male counterparts. There were no significant differences between master's and doctoral students. Results suggest that there are many specific resources that universities, therapists, and family therapy training programs could provide graduate student parents that could increase their likelihood of degree completion.

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