My Wellness Is: An Art-Based Collective Autoethnographic Illustration Of Doctoral Student Wellness In Online Distance Education Environments

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Jason Lynch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Higher Education (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: As online education proliferates, little attention has been given to understanding non-cognitive success factors, such as wellness, in online graduate student success. To begin to address this gap in understanding, this paper aims to explore the experiences of doctoral student wellness within the context of online distance education. Doctoral students, and their instructor, in an advanced qualitative research course sought to use collective autoethnography to address the following questions: How do the authors perceive the wellness as doctoral students engaged in distance education, and how do the authors understand the influence of the doctoral program cultures on the perceptions of the own wellness?

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Lynch, R. J., Perry, B., Googe, C., Krachenfels, J., McCloud, K., Spencer-Tyree, B., . . . Morgan, K. (2020). My wellness is. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 11(1), 73-88. doi: Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2020
College students, Research, Higher education, Ethnography, Graduate studies, Distance learning, College campuses, Roles, Graduate students

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