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Applying self-determination theory to improve completion rates in a part-time professional doctorate program

Chapter


Abstract


  • Non-completion or shm completion of doctoral degrees has been a matter

    of concem to Austmlian Uni1•ersities f(w 11wny years, as goremment

    funding for research sttulents is contingent upon on-time completion.

    Part-time students are of particular concem as it can be difficult for

    them to maintain motiwttion m•er se1•eral years. This chapter discusses

    the approaches adopted by one A ustrafian uni1•ersity to address tit is prohi

    em in a pro(l!ssional doctorate part-time program.

    Our program applies the conceprs of Self~Delermination Thecn~r (Ryan &

    Deci. 2002), addressing social reltt1edness {addressed through students

    raking cmtrse1rork suhi<•cts a.\' a co/tort), competence (students team ho11·

    to ll'rite a literature rel'il'H', !tmr to develop a conceptual .fi'wlleH'orf'. to

    design mtdjust(/~1' a research desig11, 10 conduct and analy::e quanritati\le,

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • G. McCarthy, "Applying self-determination theory to improve completion rates in a part-time professional doctorate program", in Emerging directions in doctoral education (eds P. Blessinger & D. Stockley), (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2016) 207-223.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781785601354

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/781

Book Title


  • Emerging directions in doctoral education

Start Page


  • 207

End Page


  • 223

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Non-completion or shm completion of doctoral degrees has been a matter

    of concem to Austmlian Uni1•ersities f(w 11wny years, as goremment

    funding for research sttulents is contingent upon on-time completion.

    Part-time students are of particular concem as it can be difficult for

    them to maintain motiwttion m•er se1•eral years. This chapter discusses

    the approaches adopted by one A ustrafian uni1•ersity to address tit is prohi

    em in a pro(l!ssional doctorate part-time program.

    Our program applies the conceprs of Self~Delermination Thecn~r (Ryan &

    Deci. 2002), addressing social reltt1edness {addressed through students

    raking cmtrse1rork suhi<•cts a.\' a co/tort), competence (students team ho11·

    to ll'rite a literature rel'il'H', !tmr to develop a conceptual .fi'wlleH'orf'. to

    design mtdjust(/~1' a research desig11, 10 conduct and analy::e quanritati\le,

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • G. McCarthy, "Applying self-determination theory to improve completion rates in a part-time professional doctorate program", in Emerging directions in doctoral education (eds P. Blessinger & D. Stockley), (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2016) 207-223.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781785601354

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/781

Book Title


  • Emerging directions in doctoral education

Start Page


  • 207

End Page


  • 223

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom