Gilligan-In-Action: Assisting undergraduates' holistic development through the element of care
Keywords:Gilligan, Care, Holistic development, Undergraduates
The millennial generation might lack the understanding of relationships and care in the effort to develop holistically during their period of learning in the university. As such, this article probes into students’ voices in understanding their predicaments faced during the times of pandemic and how Gilligan’s perspectives can assist them in facing life struggles as a student. The researchers conducted a preliminary analysis before having a semi structured interviews with ten purposively selected students who voluntarily participated in this case study. The interview transcripts were carefully transcribed and coded before generating meaningful themes that could highlight the needs of the students. The emerging themes from the study suggest that students were struggling with financial issues, emotional well-being at home, assignment loads and house chores The implication of this study can aid various university department and entities namely the students’ affairs department, the student’s council and respective course instructors in embedding the element of care and positive relationships in dealing with undergraduates.