Self-authorship in student affairs: A developmental paradox

Rebecca Shetty, Vivechkanand S. Chunoo, Bradley E. Cox

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The emerging millennial generation of young professionals in student affairs, often accused of being shielded from many of life's developmentally stimulating challenges, may not be sufficiently self-authored to effectively facilitate epistemological, intrapersonal, and interpersonal development among their students. Contrary to expectations, however, results from this study suggest current graduate assistants and recent job-changers have higher levels of self-authorship than their colleagues. Implications for graduate preparation, professional practice, and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-145
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Education

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