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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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Griffin, Kimberly A.; Stone, Joakina; Dissassa, Di-Tu; Hall, Terra Nicole; Hixson, Ashley – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to focus on the experiences of biomedical science students nearing the end of their doctoral programs and the factors that influence their well-being. In addition to identifying general challenges, the study aims to expand understanding of how interactions with principal investigators (PIs) can influence students'…
Descriptors: Wellness, Researchers, College Faculty, Leadership
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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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Ong, Wee Ming; Dhakal, Subas Prasad – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: Although the international education sector is one of the significant contributors to the Australian economy, international students continue to experience various forms of social inequalities. This paper aims to focus on overseas doctoral researchers (ODRs) -- candidates and graduates -- and capture their experiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes
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Schmidt, Manuela; Hansson, Erika – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: During the lengthy process of PhD studies, supervisory changes commonly occur for several different reasons, but their most frequent trigger is a poor supervisory relationship. Even though a change in supervisors is a formal bureaucratic process and not least the students' rights, in practice it can be experienced as challenging.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Experience, Supervision, Change