Student Well-being During COVID-19

We are currently still interviewing our participants on issues surrounding student well-being during this COVID-19 period, how their well-being has been affected, which role the learning environment plays herein, and which aspects helped them through these times. As a small sneak preview, we want to present our study timeline, placing the four times of measurement […]

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Our first publication is online!

It’s official, our first publication on the interaction between student and teacher well-being at the university is online, published at Frontiers in Psychology! Want to give it a read? You can find the open access publication at https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.578378/full

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“If They Struggle, I Cannot Sleep Well Either” – first results

Raven and I worked on a small presentation for our department on our paper on perceptions and interactions surrounding university student and teacher well-being. Want to have a first look? Check out our project on Research Gate, there you can find the presentation as well! https://www.researchgate.net/project/Student-and-Teacher-Well-being-in-Higher-Education

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Times have changed…

…and so has our research project. Just like the rest of Europe, we work in home office, and cope with the cancellation of various conferences we would have taken part in. Like that, we are taking social distancing seriously and trying to get everything done from the kitchen/living room table. Doable! The current situation made […]

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Talking About Well-Being in Higher Education – officially pre-registered

The very first study of our project ‘Enhancing student’s resilience’ is now officially pre-registered. You can find the study’s registration on https://osf.io/vu9jp ! What is the first study about in detail? Students show substantially higher prevalence for mental health problems than the general community samples. However, the academic environment can also have a positive impact […]

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Interdisciplinary Inspiration BBS Symposium

Today Lisa held her very first poster presentation about the project! It was an exciting and inspiring symposium with a lot of new insights from various interdisciplinary researchers. If you want to know more: Check out https://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/calendar/interdisciplinary-inspiration-bss-symposium During the two poster sessions, she could already present the process of the first study and how we […]

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Starting Phase One

We are proud to announce that we just entered the first phase of the Ph.D. project! In the next months, we will have interviews with different stakeholders of student well-being. Hence, we will talk to students as well as professors and university staff such as study advisors and psychologists. After having held four interviews in […]

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What happens within this Ph.D. project:

Compared to their non-studying counterparts, university students face more stress, a higher prevalence of mental health problems, and higher burn-out rates. If that wasn’t enough, this academic distress tends to increase throughout their studies while their well-being is on a constant decrease. Scientific research has long discovered this phenomenon and is looking for potential solutions. […]

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