A higher degree of stress: academic wellbeing

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Title A higher degree of stress: academic wellbeing
Author Muurlink, Olav; Poyatos Matas, Cristina Florencia
Book Title Taking Wellbeing Forward in Higher Education
Editor Lynda Marshall and Charlotte Morris
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher University of Brighton Press
Abstract 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 at a 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 changing university 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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.brighton.ac.uk/clt/
Alternative URI http://www.brighton.ac.uk/clt/index.php/download_file/view/79/179/
Chapter Number 9
Page from 60
Page to 71
ISBN 9781905593439
Date Accessioned 2011-02-01
Date Available 2012-08-22T22:30:50Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing; Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40356
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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