Stress and Coping in Higher Education: A Case Study of a Haitian American Woman Administrator.

Document Type


Publication Date



The authors applied Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) to conduct a case study of an Afro-Caribbean woman administrator to explore her perceptions of stress and coping in higher education. While much has been written about the challenges facing Black faculty and students, this study focused on the experiences of a Black woman administrator in a predominantly White higher education institution. Findings suggest that resilience and coping for this Black woman administrator are reflected in her acts of resistance to combat the effects of systemic oppression.