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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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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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McCain, Jesse; Roksa, Josipa – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how doctoral students in the biological sciences understand their research skill development and explore potential racial/ethnic and gender inequalities in the scientific learning process. Design/methodology/approach: Based on interviews with 87 doctoral students in the biological sciences, this…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Research Skills, Biological Sciences, Equal Education
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Wao, Hesborn; Otendo, Clement Oduor; Syonguvi, Jackline; Muriithi, Petronilla; Kadengye, Damazo T.; Brodin, Eva M. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to understand master's students' experiences of service-learning, following their participation in a workshop with local social innovators whose activities had contributed to combating poverty in East Africa and to determine how this participation affected work on the students' theses. The authors also explored possible…
Descriptors: Innovation, Social Change, Poverty, Graduate Students