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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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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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Willis, Deborah S.; Schram, Laura N. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Recent research on graduate students' diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) socialization found that graduate colleges play a role in supporting graduate students' DEI professional development (Perez et al., 2020), but more studies are needed about how graduate colleges facilitate DEI socialization. One graduate college at a large,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Diversity, Socialization, Equal Education
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Griffin, Kimberly A.; Miller, Candace; Roksa, Josipa – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how student agency influences career decision-making for doctoral students in biological sciences. The authors address the following questions: How do biological science graduate students navigate career indecision? And how does agency relate to their experiences with career indecision?…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Biological Sciences, Graduate Students
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Main, Joyce B. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The underrepresentation of women in engineering has important consequences for meeting the need for a larger, talented scientific and technological labor force. Increasing the proportion of women faculty in engineering will help increase the persistence probabilities of women undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, as well as…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Employment Patterns, Females, Graduate Students
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Spray, Erika; Holbrook, Allyson; Scevak, Jill; Cantwell, Robert – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Learners' dispositional attributes form the foundations for their learning behaviour and therefore academic outcomes. This study aims to explore the dispositional attributes of postgraduate learners in coursework programs, and to understand the relationships between dispositional attributes and academic achievement at this level.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Attitudes
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Gooding, Patricia; Crook, Rebecca; Westwood, Melissa; Faichnie, Claire; Peters, Sarah – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to examine the following across a six-month period in post-graduate research (PGR) students: mental health and well-being; the effect of academic pressures on depression, anxiety and well-being; and the extent to which psychological resilience buffered against academic pressures. Design/methodology/approach: This was a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Social Support Groups, Resilience (Psychology)
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Nachatar Singh, Jasvir Kaur – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the perceived sustainable supervisory relationships between supervisors and postgraduate international students at a research university in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on a qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews with 33 international postgraduate students and 10 academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Supervision, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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McAlpine, Lynn; Inouye, Kelsey – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: PhD graduates are increasingly taking non-academic roles outside and inside universities. While effective communication is a frequently mentioned concern among employers, little is known about what actual communication PhD graduates do as part of their work. The purpose of this study is to examine the nature of work-related communication…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Graduates, Career Choice, Job Skills
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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
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Antonio, Anthony Lising; Baek, Chanwoong – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: Although a student's sense of belonging is a key factor of persistence in higher education, research on international students' belonging tends to rely on domain-agnostic survey measures and promote interpretations that focus mainly on social integration and adjustment. This paper aims to examine how male international graduate students…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Males, Graduate Students, Sense of Community
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