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The world at their fingertips? The mental wellbeing of online distance-based law students

Jones, Emma; Samra, Rajvinder and Lucassen, Mathijs (2019). The world at their fingertips? The mental wellbeing of online distance-based law students. The Law Teacher, 53(1) pp. 49–69.

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Abstract

In recent years there has been an increased interest in student mental wellbeing within higher education. In terms of legal education, much of this has been focused upon the United States (“US”) and Australia, with a lack of United Kingdom (UK)-based empirical data available. Although there is now extensive provision of online distance learning options available to UK (and other) law students, there is a notable lack of research into the possible challenges which are specific to this form of tertiary offering. This paper seeks to contribute to the development of research in this area by reporting upon, and analysing, preliminary data gathered from an empirical study of the mental wellbeing of online distance learning law students.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Association of Law Teachers
ISSN: 1943-0353
Keywords: law student; mental wellbeing; distance learning; online learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 55477
Depositing User: Emma Jones
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 13:02
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55477
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