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Identity in doctoral supervision: perspectives on agency and structure
Wilkin, CL and Khosa, A and Burch, S, Identity in doctoral supervision: perspectives on agency and structure, Journal of Higher Education ISSN 0022-1546 (2022) [Refereed Article]
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Motivated by growing trends to require doctoral students to be supervised by panels rather than single supervisors, our study investigates how these resulting structural changes affect students' and supervisors' agency and the co-construction of their identity. Using role theory as a framework to analyze the narratives of a matched sample of students and supervisors, findings reveal the effect of socially enacted roles on members' engagement, with purposed conformance evident in their goal-directed agency. Besides the pivotal role of primary supervisors in ensuring a common purpose to achieve timely completion of the required research, findings demonstrate the importance of developing members' shared understanding of the adjustments to structure and agency required to achieve diversity and excellence.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||narratives; role theory, conformance, agency, structure, doctoral supervision|
|Research Division:||Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services|
|Research Group:||Accounting, auditing and accountability|
|Research Field:||Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Division:||Education and Training|
|Objective Group:||Learner and learning|
|Objective Field:||Higher education|
|UTAS Author:||Khosa, A (Dr Amrinder Khosa)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||1|
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