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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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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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Larcombe, Wendy; Malkin, Ian – Higher Education Research and Development, 2008
As writing skills have a significant impact on a Law student's ability to successfully complete assessment tasks, it is important to identify early, and refer to appropriate programs, students likely to benefit from language and writing skills support. This article describes in-class exercises developed in the Law School at the University of…
Descriptors: Law Students, Law Schools, Writing Skills, Academic Support Services