ERIC Number: EJ1072011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Isolated in the Lab: Examining Dissatisfaction with Postdoctoral Appointments
Miller, Jennifer M.; Feldman, Maryann P.
Journal of Higher Education, v86 n5 p697-724 Sep-Oct 2015
Dissatisfaction with postdoctoral appointments is associated with demographics, career goals, types of research, postdoc-advisor interaction, and program quality. Rather than a simple inverse relationship to dissatisfaction, the effect of program quality depends on the postdoc's autonomy to shape a research project, interaction with an advisor, and the advisor's commercialization-related activities.
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students, Satisfaction, Research, Occupational Aspiration, Academic Advising, Teacher Student Relationship, Goal Orientation, Collective Bargaining, Unions, Demography, Educational Quality, Likert Scales, Surveys, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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