Exploring Sense of Belonging among Latino/a/x Doctor of Physical Therapy Students, a Phenomenological Study.
This research study aims to explore the lived experience of Latino/a/x Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students through a focus on sense of belonging. This study seeks to gain better insight into how a sense of belonging impacts the educational and professional experience of Latino/a/x DPT students. The information obtained from this study may help improve the connection between the students' institution and the profession of physical therapy as a whole, giving Latino/a/x DPT students greater opportunities for success and retention within their programs and, potentially, their future careers.
Participation requirements: The research study will be conducted through individual virtual Zoom interviews with Latino/a/x DPT students to discuss their personal experiences. There will be one main interview, lasting approximately 1 hour. Participants may be contacted after the interview for additional information via email or Zoom.
Inclusion Criteria: (1) Currently enrolled and taking courses in a graduate-level DPT program in the US, (2) self-identify as Latino/a/x, (3) at least 18 years of age, and (4) have access to a stable internet connection and Zoom.
Exclusion Criteria: (1) Currently enrolled in DPT program but have not begun taking courses, (2) enrolled in a DPT program outside the US, (3) enrolled in the DPT program at Rosalind Franklin University, (4) does not self identify as Latino/a/x, and (5) unable to participate in an interview via Zoom.
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