Congratulations to our PERC PhD students

Posted on 29 March 2019

Our Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC) student, Man Jiang successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

The award was approved by the Standing Committee on Assessment on 22 March 2019. Her research topic focused on 'Chinese students’ adjustment to studying in UK Higher Education: Academic self-efficacy and psychological well-being'. Man was supervised by Professor Rob Klassen.

Recently defended PhD theses

Khayala Ismayilova successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The award was approved by the Standing Committee on Assessment on 8 March 2019. Her research topic focused on 'University teachers’ self-efficacy for research and teaching and its relationship with their job satisfaction'. Khayala was supervised by Professor Rob Klassen.

Zeyang Yang successfully defended his PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The award was approved by the Standing Committee on Assessment on 18 January 2019. His research topic focused on 'An exploration of problematic smartphone use among Chinese and British university students'. Zeyang was supervised by Dr Kathryn Asbury.

Genan Elashhab successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The award was approved by the Standing Committee on Assessment on 27 July 2018. Her research topic focused on 'Investigating second language English teachers’ reading instruction and their attitudes towards teaching English reading in a fifth and seventh grade Libyan setting'. Genan was supervised by Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane.

Faiza Al-Hasni successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The award was approved by the Standing Committee on Assessment on 8 July 2018. Her research topic focused on 'Exploring teacher efficacy and job satisfaction beliefs:  A mixed methods study on language teachers at a college of technology in Oman'. Faiza was supervised by Professor Rob Klassen.