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The Conceptualization of Civic Mindedness by BIPOC Students at the University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey, Shenay (2023) The Conceptualization of Civic Mindedness by BIPOC Students at the University of Pittsburgh. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Civic mindedness, a civic outcome, is often defined as knowledge and involvement resulting in action (Bringle & Steinberg, 2010). As an integral part of the development of civic identity, civic mindedness directly contributes to an individual’s civic engagement (the process of deepening the knowledge, skills, values, and motivation of students to make a positive impact on their community). In order for predominately white institutions to determine best behaviors for culturally relevant civic co-circular programming further research is still needed for a deeper understanding of the civicmindedness in Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)students. Thus the purpose of this improvement project was to utilize qualitative research (constructivist perspective) to understand how undergraduate BIPOC students at the University of Pittsburgh incorporate practices from their racial and cultural backgrounds with their co-curricular campus activities to conceptualize their civic mindedness.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jeffrey, Shenaysdj24@pitt.edusdj24
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGarcia, Gina Aggarcia@pitt.eduggarcia
Committee MemberDeAngelo, Lindadeangelo@pitt.eduDeangelo
Committee MemberDostilio, Lina Dldd20@pitt.eduldd20
Date: 21 September 2023
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 22 March 2023
Approval Date: 21 September 2023
Submission Date: 11 August 2023
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 88
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: civic mindedness, civic engagement, PittServes, Community Engagement, student civic outcomes, student civic engagement
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2023 20:44
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2023 20:44


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