Many students and academic staff experience low levels of wellbeing in academic setting. Wellbeing is a multidimensional concept, incorporating both positive indicators such as engagement, life satisfaction, resilience, and negative indicators such as stress, depression, anxiety, and burnout. To improve stakeholder wellbeing, it is important to keep into consideration both the positive and negative indicators because wellbeing is more than being free from ilness and disease; it is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing in which the person can thrive. Complicating matters is the fact that university stakeholders do not operate in isolation. Indeed, stakeholders’ wellbeing might be influenced by the work, practices and wellbeing of different stakeholders. This project will contribute to stakeholder wellbeing research through several stages:
1. The validation of an instrument to assess students’ burnout in higher education.
2. Identify different groups of students differing in the configuration of burnout symptoms.
3. Assess students’ perspective on how Dutch universities can foster their wellbeing.
4. Gain further insights into the predictors of wellbeing among students and academic staff.