International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

“Creating a Relationship” : The characteristics of a Companioning Relationship in the Context of Academic Probation
Isabelle Arcand

Abstract
This qualitative study explored the characteristics of a fruitful helping relationship in the context of academic probation. Data was collected through multiple in-depth interviews and analyzed using a three-dimensional narrative inquiry space, which provided a fitting framework for a thematic narrative analysis. A document analysis was also completed to determine the conceptual foundation of the academic companioning program. Supporting Dewey’s interaction principle, findings suggest that a rapport characterized by presence and trust and an approach promoting responsibility, awareness, and holism were key in this shared experience.

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