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Peer mentoring: A move towards addressing inequality between PhD students

Published on Jul 2, 2019
· DOI :10.35430/nab.2019.e8
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Published on Mar 7, 2019
Shaun Khoo , Jenna Zhao1
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+ 2 AuthorsBranka Spehar22
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Emma Waight1
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(University of Southampton),
Aline Giordano1
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(University of Southampton)
ABSTRACTIncreased doctoral student numbers has led to a growth in studies dedicated to doctoral experience. These studies have raised a range of mental health concerns around workload, supervision processes and student well-being. Despite these challenges being well documented, few studies have looked at doctoral student’s experiences of accessing non-academic support services. This article presents the findings of a mixed-method study to investigate doctoral experiences of non-academic support,...
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Published on Mar 6, 2018in Nature Biotechnology 35.72
Teresa M. Evans5
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Lindsay Bira2
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+ 2 AuthorsNathan L. Vanderford9
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With mental illness a growing concern within graduate education, data from a new survey should prompt both academia and policy makers to consider intervention strategies.
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Published on May 1, 2017in Research Policy 4.66
Katia Levecque16
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(UGent: Ghent University),
Frederik Anseel21
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(UGent: Ghent University)
+ 2 AuthorsLydia Gisle7
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Research policy observers are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of current academic working conditions on mental health, particularly in PhD students. The aim of the current study is threefold. First, we assess the prevalence of mental health problems in a representative sample of PhD students in Flanders, Belgium (N = 3659). Second, we compare PhD students to three other samples: (1) highly educated in the general population (N = 769); (2) highly educated employees (N = 592); an...
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Published on Nov 9, 2015
Lilia Mantai3
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(Macquarie University),
Robyn Dowling24
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(Macquarie University)
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore the types of social networks and relationships that PhD candidates identify as important in a successful PhD journey. Design/methodology/approach – We use an under-utilised yet rich data source: PhD thesis acknowledgements. The paper employs a sample of 79 PhD acknowledgements drawn from diverse disciplines across Australian universities to illustrate the types of social support provided, who and what is acknowledged as providing support and the inte...
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Published on Jul 4, 2015in Reflective Practice
Hannah Soong5
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(UniSA: University of South Australia),
Ly Thi Tran17
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(Deakin University),
Pham Hoa Hiep1
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(University of Languages and International Studies)
This paper underscores the dynamic and complex dimensions of ‘becoming’ an intercultural doctoral student. It employs autobiography as a research method to portray the reshaping of ourselves as doctoral students to help us engage in self-reflexivity on our mediation of academic, personal and cultural identities in international doctoral education. Our self-narratives on how the plurality of our doctoral identities has emerged and how we have mediated these multiple identities show that becoming ...
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KerryAnn O'Meara20
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Audrey J. Jaeger14
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+ 4 AuthorsKate Jingjing Zhang1
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Introduction Darius, an engineering student, and Leslie, a biology student, arrived on campus on the same day to begin their doctoral programs. However, three years into their studies, they find themselves in very different places. Darius feels stuck in his ability to move forward in completing his degree and obtaining a position as an engineer, whereas Leslie feels confident she can complete within the time-table she has set for herself and obtain a position as a biologist. Darius is not seizin...
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Published on Sep 1, 2012in Research in Higher Education 1.79
Frim D. Ampaw4
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(CMU: Central Michigan University),
Audrey J. Jaeger14
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(NCSU: North Carolina State University)
Doctoral programs have high dropout rates of 43% representing the highest among all post-baccalaureate programs. Cross sectional studies of doctoral students’ retention have showed the importance of financial aid in predicting degree completion. These studies however, do not estimate the labor market’s effect on doctoral student retention and neglect the longitudinal nature of doctoral study and the multiple requirements that make doctoral education a three-stage process. This research study exa...
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Published on Aug 1, 2012in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 1.88
Bridget Juniper1
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Elaine Walsh7
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(Imperial College London)
+ 1 AuthorsBernard J Morley24
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(Imperial College London)
This study describes the development of an assessment to evaluate the well-being of PhD researchers using a clinically approved methodology that places the perceptions and experiences of the subject population at the heart of its construction. It identifies and assesses the range and relative importance of seven distinct dimensions which are shown to impact adversely on the perceived well-being of student researchers across all stages of their studies. According to the findings, the well-being o...
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Mark Pearson2
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(University of Notre Dame Australia)
This paper aims to contribute to the discussion on increasing retention rates in higher degree students. It presents evidence from the literature on the value of increasing counselling and mentoring care for higher degree research students. The creation of, and rationale for, a designated higher degree student counsellor–mentor role is described. The role of a counselling-trained mentor is one that combines elements of counselling, mentoring, organisational and social support for both higher deg...
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