Agency and identity in the doctoral student-supervisor relationship

van Rensburg, Henriette and Danaher, P. A. and Malan, Renee and Erwee, Ronel and Anteliz, Emilio A. (2012) Agency and identity in the doctoral student-supervisor relationship. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 17 (1). pp. 42-59.

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This paper examines selected current university academics' recollections of their doctoral journeys and in particular their interactions with their supervisors. The participants' responses to a series of questions in an online questionnaire were analysed thematically for what they demonstrated about the respondents' experiences of agency and identity through their relationships with their supervisors and in some cases their subsequent associations with those supervisors. The results of the analysis highlight the situated and contextualised character of agency, as well as the multiple forms taken by identities within and across disciplinary and national boundaries.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 00:52
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 02:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: agency; challenges; doctoral students; doctoral supervisors; identity; pleasures; relationships
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy

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