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Document Type

Empirical Research Article

Keywords

dissertation chair practices, dissertation, research mentorship, dissertation committee

Subject Area

Counselor Education

Abstract

Students frequently attribute completion of their dissertation to having a successful dissertation chair. Yet, a successful dissertation chair has primarily been defined from the student viewpoint. Through the process of a Delphi study, a panel of dissertation chair experts in counselor education conceded on 37 items that contributed to their success. These items included a combination of instrumental and relational aspects of working with doctoral students on their dissertation. Implications for dissertation chairs to navigate self, others, and the structure are explored.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/42.1404

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