Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ph.D. in Higher Education



First Advisor

Amy E. Wells Dolan

Second Advisor

John Holleman

Third Advisor

Cristiane Q. Surbeck

Relational Format



This study examined the following central research question: What experiences enhance the psychosocial development (as defined by Chickering & Reisser [1993]) and professional development of students that participate in work-integrated learning programs? Specifically, this study also explored the following sub-questions: (a) how does participation in work-integrated learning support the development of personal and/or professional identity, and (b) how do undergraduate students perceive their growth and preparation for careers as a result of their work-integrated learning experiences?



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