Well-being of Doctoral Students: a Review of Studies and Practices





Russian doctoral programs, well-being, doctoral students


Well-being in education and career is one of the most popular areas of research today. Numerous articles devoted to the well-being of doctoral students are being published in the leading education-related and general interest journals;  universities are developing programs aimed at building positive environment. Well-being of doctoral research students is key to the entire academic environment. However, in Russia this topic is only starting to gain popularity. The article is an attempt to review the works related to the well-being of doctoral students. The study presenting various definitions and ways to measure well-being, describing and analyzing the basic factors which have a negative or positive impact on the doctoral student assessments of well-being can be useful in future research and interventions taking into account the needs of postgraduate students.

Acknowledgments. The article is supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project no. 19-113-50238.

Author Biography

Saule K. Bekova, National Research University Higher School of Economics

  • National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
    • Research Fellow