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A higher degree of stress: Academic wellbeing

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posted on 20.11.2019, 00:00 by Olav MuurlinkOlav Muurlink, C Poyatos Matas
Postgraduates and professional academics are unique in that they are more or less ‘free’ to engage in research that is not tightly constrained by an employer. This freedom comes ata price. This article provides evidence that the high levels of stress observed in academia is related to the lack of clarity in academic roles and chronic overwork caused by changinguniversity structures and expectations. The article reviews evidence of stress and a broad definition of wellbeing, focusing on the postgraduate student and university teachers, and concludes with evidence that universities are beginning to embrace the challenge of wellbeing.

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Editor

Marshall L; Morris C

Parent Title

Taking wellbeing forward in higher education: Reflections on theory and practice

Start Page

60

End Page

71

Number of Pages

12

ISBN-13

9781905593439

Publisher

University of Brighton Press

Place of Publication

Brighton, UK

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Griffith University

Author Research Institute

Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities

Era Eligible

Yes

Edition

1