Student Support Services and Graduate Student Persistence in the Social Sciences and Humanities Disciplines

Lay Summary 

The purpose of this study is to identify graduate students' needs, particularly with regards to academic success, and the role of institutional-based support services in addressing these needs. This study aims to contribute to the existing literature on graduate student persistence, the role of student support services, and the experiences of graduate students, while filling a gap in the literature on Canadian graduate education and identifying future directions for research. The overall aim of this research is to elicit feedback that may better enable the provision of support services to the burgeoning graduate student community at Canada's universities.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Education
School of Graduate Studies
Student Affairs and Services
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Student Services
Industry Sectors 
Educational Support Services
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2012
End date 
31 Aug 2014