A phenomenological examination of well-being from a dimensional perspective as experienced by medical assisting students at a community college

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dc.contributor.advisor Weaver, Roy A.
dc.contributor.author Melham, Lynnea Bronner
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-28T15:27:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-28T15:27:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-19
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/198439
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the well-being experiences of community college medical assisting students from a dimensional perspective. A convenience sample identified 10 community college students majoring in medical assisting for interviews. Participants described their well-being experiences. A modified version of the Stevick-Colazzi-Keen method of analysis (Creswell, 2013) was followed in analyzing data, focusing on textural, structural, and textural-structural descriptions. The textural description indicated what happened to the participants concerning their well-being. The structural description emphasized how these phenomena occurred, and the textural-structural composite described the essence of the well-being experiences. Five themes emerged related to well-being experiences: relational aspects, time management, appreciation for improved well-being, uncertainty of new beginnings, and hope for a future of well-being. Recommendations include the promotion of various forms of counseling services, health care services, child care, dining options, and a fitness facility available to students who attend this community college. These services might directly promote student wellbeing increasing the likelihood of program completion. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Community college students -- Health.
dc.subject.lcsh Medical assistants.
dc.subject.lcsh Medical education.
dc.title A phenomenological examination of well-being from a dimensional perspective as experienced by medical assisting students at a community college en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1769188


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