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Allyson Holbrook; Erika Spray; Rachel Burke; Kylie M. Shaw; Jayne Carruthers – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Highly developed and agile learners who can clearly convey and call on their skills are sought in all walks of life. Diverse demand for these capacities has called attention to how the skills and knowledge gained during doctoral study can be conveyed, translated and leveraged in non-academic settings; however, the complex learning reality…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Learning Processes, Transfer of Training, Student Development
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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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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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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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Keles, Ufuk – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to seek answers to how receiving his PhD at the University of Alabama influenced the author's ongoing academic discourse socialization as an international graduate student coming from Turkey. To that end, the author incorporates second language and academic discourse socialization theories with the concept of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Foreign Countries, Socialization, English (Second Language)
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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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Nerlino, Erin – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the benefits and challenges of simultaneously participating part-time in a doctoral program and teaching full-time in the K-12 classroom. Design/methodology/approach: In this study, the author used autoethnography to examine the benefits and challenges she faced as a part-time doctoral student and…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Part Time Students, English Teachers, Barriers
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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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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
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Clark, Timothy – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and illustrate the potential relationships between doctoral students' life histories and educational experiences and their methodological understanding and assumptions. Design/methodology/approach: The qualitative research design consisted of life-history interviews with nine doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes, Biographies, Student Experience
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Campbell, Anne; Wick, David; Marcus, Amy; Doll, JoAnn; Yunuba Hammack, Aleena – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore what new knowledge is gained at academic and professional conferences by describing how this knowledge complements or contradicts campus-based learning and previous experiences of graduate students. Through gaining insights into conference-based learning, researchers and policymakers can create more…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Conferences (Gatherings), Student Attitudes, Student Experience