Mizan Ahmad

Mizan is a PhD candidate at the Australian Catholic University (Banyo Campus). He has completed his studies in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) at RMIT University and the Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology (First Class Equivalent) from Monash University. His research interests lies in the domains of developmental, personality, clinical, and burnout research where he has explored academic burnout, social media addiction, narcissism, Big-5 personality traits, and intergenerational programs to-date. Mizan is also an honours research supervisor and has been engaged as a sessional academic across multiple universities in Australia. 

PhD Project

"We cannot safely assume that other people's minds work on the same principles as our own. All too often, others with whom we come in contact do not reason as we reason, or do not value the things we value, or are not interested in what interests us." - Isabel Briggs Myers

The project involves exploring how we can improve the effects of intergenerational programs on attitudes between youth and older adults through understanding the personality, motives, cultural factors, and approach to intergenerational programs. The project further aims to explore potential enterprise avenues that can be considered to help sustain this social initiative. The project will explore the foundations of the literature through a systematic review. Secondly, a survey study will be conducted to explore the relationship between personality, cultural values, motives, and intergenerational attitudes amongst youth and older adults. An interview/focus group study will then be conducted to examine the perspectives of youth and older adults partaking in intergenerational programs. 

Overarching Research Project Aims

  1. The overarching aim of the project will be to establish the foundational basis of implementing an effective intergenerational model of living and learning as part of the Grandschool’s initiative which can inform the future development of a youth social enterprise.

Past Research Projects

2021 Exploring Academic Burnout in Australian University Students (Monash University)

2020 Narcissism and Social Media: Understanding Maladaptive Social Media Use (RMIT University)

2019 Burnout and Mental Wellbeing in Australian HDR Students: The Role of Neuroticism and Resilience (Monash University)

Work in Development

  • Intergenerational Programs and Attitude Changes Between Youth and Seniors: A Systematic Review

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