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Although female graduate psychology students outnumber male students three to one (Fowler, et. al., 2018), women are still likely to experience more challenges than men during their doctoral programs (Bireda, 2015). Women doctoral students are faced with the challenges of learning how to integrate their personal identities such as partner, mother, or caregiver with their emerging identity of academician (Rockinson-Szapkiw et al., 2017). Women doctoral students often describe these conflicting roles as altering their overall self-concept, which often leads to feelings of loss, mistrust, and disconnect (Balatti & Whitehouse, 2001). This poster highlights ways in which self-concept in women may impact academic success. Recommendations are provided that support the cultivation of self-concept resilience factors and promote the academic success of women doctoral students.
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Armer , G., Jackson , L. D., & George , S. (2020). Academic Success 101: Strategies for Promoting a Resilient Self-Concept in Women Doctoral Students. .
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