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Herman, Chaya; Meki Kombe, Charity L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
International doctoral students' sojourn encompasses three transitional processes: to the new country, to the university and to a new academic identity as a researcher in a specific discipline. This article examines the role of social networks in facilitating these transitions for international doctoral students at one South African university. It…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Professional Identity, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Cheng, Ying-Hsueh; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Liang, Jyh-Chong – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The purpose of the study was to measure graduate students' academic hardiness (GSAH) and academic self-efficacy (GSASE) and to examine the relationships between the two. A total of 202 graduate students across disciplines were recruited to complete two questionnaires (GSAH and GSASE). Results of exploratory factor analyses showed that the GSAH and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement, Stress Management
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Corcelles, M.; Cano, M.; Liesa, E.; González-Ocampo, G.; Castelló, M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
During their doctoral studies, students undergo an emotionally and intellectually intensive process involving a wide range of positive and negative experiences. This article analyses PhD students' perceptions of the most positive and negative experiences related to doctoral study conditions. Previous researchers have primarily focused on analysing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience