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Solveig Cornér; Lotta Tikkanen; Henrika Anttila; Kirsi Pyhältö – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: This study aims to advance the understanding on individual variations in PhD candidates' personal interest in their doctorate and supervisory and research community support, and several individual and structural attributes potentially having an impact on the profiles. Design/methodology/approach: The authors explored the interrelationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Motivation
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Jacqueline E. McLaughlin; Kathryn Morbitzer; Margaux Meilhac; Natalie Poupart; Rebekah L. Layton; Michael B. Jarstfer – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: While known by many names, qualifying exams function as gatekeepers to graduate student advancement to PhD candidacy, yet there has been little formal study on best qualifying exam practices particularly in biomedical and related STEM PhD programs. The purpose of this study is to examine the current state of qualifying exams through an…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Best Practices, STEM Education, Biological Sciences
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Erika Löfström; Lotta Tikkanen; Henrika Anttila; Kirsi Pyhältö – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Empirical evidence on how supervisors have perceived the changes and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their supervision is scarce. This paper aims to examine how the changing landscape of doctoral education has affected supervision from the supervisors' perspective. Design/methodology/approach: This survey addressed change,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervisors, Supervision, Doctoral Programs
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Elizabeth A. Jach; Anthony P. Rinaldi – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight suicide risk factors experienced by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and then outline suicide prevention strategies for these populations. Design/methodology/approach: Through analysis of literature and application of theory, the authors use the diathesis-stress model and Joiner's…
Descriptors: Suicide, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Risk
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Michael L. Tidwell; Ellis S. Logan – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand demographic group (race, first-generation college graduate, gender, age) differences among perceived family and faculty social and family financial support within the US graduate school admissions pipeline in the social sciences. Design/methodology/approach Using data from a cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Teacher Student Relationship, Admissions Counseling, First Generation College Students
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Jarett D. Haley; Amber N. Williams; Rosemary J. Perez; Claire K. Robbins – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore how US graduate students described their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education and engagement experiences outside their academic departments. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a critical constructivist qualitative approach and methods (i.e. interviews) to explore how 44 graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Julianne A. Wenner; Megan Frary; Paul J. Simmonds – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Historically, graduate education's goal was to prepare academics; now most science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) graduate students (GSs) go on to nonacademic careers. STEM GSs must be equipped for success regardless of career aspirations, which can be done by strengthening GSs' professional identities. This study aims…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Students, Professional Identity, Elementary School Science
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Turner, Heather – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to explore the motivation and satisfaction of part-time PhD students in the USA through the lens of self-determination theory (SDT). Design/methodology/approach: Following an explanatory sequential mixed methods design, data sources consisted of a survey (N = 100) and focus groups (N = 20) of part-time PhD students.…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, Doctoral Students, Student Motivation, Student Satisfaction
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Tyndall, Deborah; Powell, Shannon Baker – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to examine entry-level PhD students' experiences with participating in Critical Friends, a peer review protocol, used to support learning the threshold concept of literature review. It also sought to determine if, and how, students used the peer review protocol electively during their first year of doctoral study.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Peer Evaluation, Academic Language, Psychological Patterns
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Schram, Laura N.; Flores-Scott, Emma M.; Clasing-Manquian, Paula – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The USA's higher education leaders and professional organizations have called for increased professional development programming at graduate colleges to better prepare US graduate students for their future careers. This study aims to investigate the demographic characteristics of graduate students participating in co-curricular…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Characteristics, Professional Development, Gender Differences
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Schiff, Wendy B.; Gadzichowski, K. Marinka; Le Brasseur, Matthew G.; Carlin, Melissa C. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the impact of a university's abrupt closure on the lives of graduate students and examined the role of grit, social support and school identification as they transferred to a new institution. Design/methodology/approach: An online survey was administered to a diverse sample of 130 psychology graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, School Closing, Resilience (Psychology), Social Support Groups
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Ashonibare, Adekola Afolabi – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate existing practices of transversal skills training in doctoral education and provide recommendations for improvement for universities, industry and doctoral students in Europe. The results offer a detailed picture that has implications for the design of doctoral education programs that aim to support…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Transfer of Training, Foreign Countries
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Tikkanen, Lotta; Anttila, Henrika – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has had its impact on research and researchers, potentially influencing the future of academia. Yet, to the best of the authors' knowledge, there are no empirical studies on the alignment between supervisors' and supervisees' estimates of the impact of COVID-19. This study aims to contribute to bridging this gap by…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Supervisors, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Pieper, Brandy; Krsmanovic, Masha – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine whether implicit bias exists within the graduate admissions process at a large public research university in the Southeast United States. Additionally, this research sought to identify the type of strategies graduate faculty in the USA use to assess their implicit bias and the support they may need…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Bias, Graduate Study
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Peltonen, Jouni; Anttila, Henrika; Frick, Liezel Liezel; de Jager, Phillip – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Doctoral students' ill-being in terms of stress, exhaustion and high levels of mental health problems has been well documented. Yet, the well-being of doctoral students is more than the absence of these negative symptoms. The number of studies exploring the combination of positive and negative attributes of doctoral students' well-being…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Burnout, Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students
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