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Larcombe, Wendy; Baik, Chi; Finch, Sue – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
University students are known to be at heightened risk among their peers for experiencing psychological distress and mental health difficulties. To date, there have been few interventions designed to reduce stressors in the educational environment. This may be due to limited research investigating course-related correlates of students' distress.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Johnston, Alexandra L.; Baik, Chi; Chester, Andrea – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Over recent decades, peer review of teaching has become an important mechanism for improving the quality of teaching in higher education. While there is considerable international research on peer review of teaching outcomes, these are not widely reported within Australian universities. This paper reports on a systematic review of published…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, College Faculty, Collegiality
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Larcombe, Wendy; Ryan, Tracii; Baik, Chi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Although high PhD attrition rates are a matter of international concern, the factors that lead doctoral researchers to leave their programmes are not well understood. The present study addresses that issue by exploring factors that prompted thoughts of discontinuing among 1017 PhD researchers (PhDRs) at a public, research-intensive Australian…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Academic Persistence, At Risk Students, Student Attrition
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Ryan, Tracii; Baik, Chi; Larcombe, Wendy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Prevalence studies indicate that higher degree research (Master's and Doctoral) students experience high rates of psychological distress. As a result, universities are seeking evidence-based interventions to better support the mental wellbeing of this student cohort. The present study contributes to that evidence base by asking higher degree…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Degrees, Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes
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Baik, Chi; Larcombe, Wendy; Brooker, Abi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The growing prevalence and severity of mental health difficulties across university student populations is a critical issue for universities and their wider communities. Yet little is known about student perspectives on the stressors in university environments and the steps that universities could take to better support student mental wellbeing.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Naylor, Ryan; Baik, Chi; Arkoudis, Sophia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Using data collected from a recent national survey of Australian first-year students, this paper defines and validates four scales--belonging, feeling supported, intellectual engagement and workload stress--to measure the student experience of university. These scales provide insights into the university experience for both groups and individual…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, At Risk Students, College Freshmen, National Surveys
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Bearman, Margaret; Smith, Calvin D.; Carbone, Angela; Slade, Susan; Baik, Chi; Hughes-Warrington, Marnie; Neumann, David L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
Systematic review methodology can be distinguished from narrative reviews of the literature through its emphasis on transparent, structured and comprehensive approaches to searching the literature and its requirement for formal synthesis of research findings. There appears to be relatively little use of the systematic review methodology within the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Research Methodology, Performance Factors
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Baik, Chi; Greig, Joan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2009
This article examines the impact of an adjunct English language tutorial program on the academic performance of first-year Architecture students. With increasing numbers of international students enrolling in Australian universities, language and academic skills programs have shifted from generic to more discipline-specific models; however, there…
Descriptors: Intervention, Tutorial Programs, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness