International Journal of Exercise Science 12(1): 34-45, 2019. Attrition rates for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in the United States across the fields of engineering, life sciences, social sciences, mathematics and physical sciences, and humanities range from 36 – 51%. A qualitative literature review indicates certain factors may impact the PhD student’s success in completing the program and degree. The factors focused on in this review include the student-advisor relationship, mentorship, and the dissertation process. Although kinesiology doctoral programs are evaluated and ranked by the National Academy of Kinesiology, little information is available exploring kinesiology PhD student success. General information on PhD student success may, therefore, be valuable to kinesiology PhD students and programs.
Young, Sonia N.; VanWye, William R.; Schafer, Mark A.; Robertson, Troy A.; and Vincent Poore, Ashley
"Factors Affecting PhD Student Success,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 12
1, Pages 34 - 45.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol12/iss1/3