Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The institution of higher education, especially predominately white institutions of higher education (PWIHE), perpetuates the subjugation of Black people through the existence of traditional societal ideologies, values, and practices that function with and reinforce racism as the norm. Limited research exists about self-care strategies that assist Black students with navigating PWIHE. The purpose of this study is to explore strategies of self-care that can assist Black students to more healthily and successfully navigate a PWIHE. This qualitative narrative study illuminates Black experiences, empowers Black voices, and validates Black truth while extracting and capitalizing on Black agency to generate knowledge for Black wellness and empowerment. The generated knowledge provides valuable insight into personal agency and strategies of self-care for Black students navigating PWIHE.
Number of Pages
Garrison, Vicki L., "Black Resilience and Empowerment through Self-Affirming Self-Care at Predominately White Institutions of Higher Education" (2021). Graduate College Dissertations and Theses. 1477.