Beyond the curriculum: The wellbeing of law students within their broader environment

Stallman, Helen M. & Duffy, James (2016) Beyond the curriculum: The wellbeing of law students within their broader environment. In Field, Rachael, Duffy, James, & James, Colin (Eds.) Promoting Law Student and Lawyer Well-being in Australia and Beyond. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Farnham, Surrey, pp. 192-203.

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Abstract

There is growing international concern with the increasing prevalence and severity of mental health problems experienced by university students. The reluctance to seek professional support, the high level of disability associated with psychological distress, the limited on-campus treatment options, and the cost of non intervention all provide strong rationales for considering the broader context of student wellbeing. Mental health and wellbeing results from an interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors. As the primary part of a university student’s psychological and social experience for a number of years, most frequently at a critical developmental period of young adulthood, the entirety of the university environment influences health and wellbeing.

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ID Code: 96210
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Wellbeing, Law students, Psychological wellbeing, University, HERN
ISBN: 9781472445292
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2016 00:22
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 18:30

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