SUGGESTIONS FROM SOCIAL WORK DOCTORAL GRADUATES ON WHAT ASPIRANTS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE ENROLMENT

Daisy Maria Makofane

Abstract


The complexity of societal needs in a new democracy requires a high level of human resources to facilitate transformation among individuals, groups, as well as in society to enhance human circumstances. This requires a distinct contribution to knowledge-building and practice through doctoral research. Six suggestions offered by doctoral graduates indicate that during preparation for this learning journey, aspirants should want to pursue viable topics they are passionate about; be ready to make a unique contribution to the discipline; disseminate and implement findings after completion of their studies; identify a knowledgeable and supportive promoter; have financial assistance; and remain emotionally disposed to engage with an intensive, rigorous programme.

Keywords


attrition, doctorate aspiration, doctoral candidate, doctoral graduates, discontinuation, social work

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15270/56-4-858

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