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A study of Well-being among College of Engineering Graduate Students

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

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August 23, 2022

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June 26, 2022

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June 29, 2022

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Graduate Studies Division Technical Session 4

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Yaoling Wang University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Yaoling Wang is an instructional designer in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She works with faculty on course design and development, promoting excellence in teaching and learning by focusing on evidence-based instructional strategies, and supporting innovative instructional technology integration. Currently, Yaoling is working towards a Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology. Her research interests include positive psychology and interventions to improve individuals' well-being and optimal functioning.

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Caron Clark University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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The present study investigated the well-being of the College of Engineering graduate students at a large, midwestern university. Fifty-three students completed measures of physical health, well-being, and perceived stress. Findings showed there was a significant negative correlation between well-being and perceived stress, and physical health and sleep quality were two significant factors associated with students' well-being and perceived stress. Although other factors, such as gender, exercise, and working hours, did not show significant associations with well-being and perceived stress, further studies are required to investigate: how a specific gender group appears to have a different well-being state than others; what types of work might impact students' well-being; and what support systems provided by the university are most effective in supporting student well-being.

Wang, Y., & Clark, C. (2022, August), A study of Well-being among College of Engineering Graduate Students Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. 10.18260/1-2--40710

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