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ERIC Number: EJ1180335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Expectations of the University to Post-Graduation Transition of Students with Mental Health Conditions
Lucas, Rebecca; Cage, Eilidh; James, Alana I.
Psychology Teaching Review, v24 n1 p79-81 2018
The number and percentage of students with mental health conditions (MHC) attending university is increasing. Students with MHC can be well supported during their time at university, but receive less support with the transition from university to post-graduation. This time is characterised by great change and can be accompanied by mixed feelings. This paper presents preliminary data on the transition expectations and perceptions of 35 students with MHC. High levels of fear and low levels of preparedness regarding the transition were reported. Only 55-60 per cent of students had accessed transition-related or careers-related support, but those who had found it productive. Students suggested that more condition-specific support, and support in the form of workshops, lectures and one-to-one meetings would be beneficial. This knowledge can be used to better support students with MHC with the university to post-graduation transition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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