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 on an instrument to assess students’ wellbeing in higher education.
2. Gain further insights into the predictors of wellbeing among students and academic staff.
3. Give university teachers the opportunity to develop approaches that foster students’ wellbeing.
4. Shed light on the role leaders play in promoting academic staff and students’ wellbeing.