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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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Brockman, Amanda J.; Naphan-Kingery, Dara E.; Pitt, Richard N. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: While science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) postdoctoral scholars often enter their positions with strong science identities, racially marginalized scholars are often not treated as scientists, which can weaken their science identities. This study aims to examine how racial discrimination negatively affects their science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Racial Discrimination, Postdoctoral Education, Identification (Psychology)
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Karalis Noel, Tiffany; Miles, Monica Lynn; Rida, Padmashree – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: Mentoring postdocs is a shared responsibility and dynamic process that requires a mutual commitment between the faculty mentor and postdoc. The purpose of this study is to understand how minoritized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) postdocs view and engage in mentoring exchanges with their faculty mentors. In the…
Descriptors: Social Exchange Theory, Minority Group Students, Postdoctoral Education, Doctoral Students
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Mendez, Sylvia L.; Cooksey, Sarah E.; Starkey, Kathryn E.; Conley, Valerie Martin – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to explore the perceptions of a diverse set of 16 engineering postdoctoral scholars regarding their fit for the professoriate. The professoriate speaks to the body of tenured/tenure-track faculty within higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: An intrinsic case study design was conducted to provide an…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Engineering Education, Work Attitudes, Career Choice
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Lokhtina, Irina A.; Castelló, Montserrat; Lambrechts, Agata Agnieszka; Löfström, Erika; McGinn, Michelle K.; Skakni, Isabelle; van der Weijden, Inge – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to identify the documented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on early career researcher (ECR) activity, development, career prospects and well-being. Design/methodology/approach: This is a systematic literature review of English language peer-reviewed studies published between 2020 and 2021, which provided empirical…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Postdoctoral Education
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Wang, Yanbing; Main, Joyce B. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: While postdoctoral research (postdoc) training is a common step toward academic careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the role of postdoc training in social sciences is less clear. An increasing number of social science PhDs are pursuing postdocs. This paper aims to identify factors associated with…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Research Training, Education Work Relationship, Social Sciences
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Nowell, Lorelli; Dhingra, Swati; Kenny, Natasha; Jacobsen, Michele; Pexman, Penny – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: Many postdoctoral scholars are seeking professional learning and development (PLD) opportunities to prepare for diverse careers, roles and responsibilities. This paper aims to develop an evidence-informed framework for PLD of postdoctoral scholars that speaks to these changing career paths. Design/methodology/approach: This paper used an…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Research, Scholarship, Postdoctoral Education