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ERIC Number: EJ1024913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
The Impact of the Transition to HE: Emotions, Feelings and Sensations
Dias, Diana; Sá, Maria José
European Journal of Education, v49 n2 p291-303 Jun 2014
Transition to Higher Education (HE) is a significant life event and it is supposed to be a very agreeable experience to students. However, such impact is not linear, being mediated by students' psychosocial variables and by their own perceptions concerning the HE environment. Transition to HE encompasses many tasks to cope with changes: dealing with new kinds of responsibilities and managing emotions. A wide variety of emotions take place in the HE transition, either of a positive or negative nature, such as joy of enrolment success and fears of social rejection. This research focused on the transition to HE, approaching freshmen's personal and developmental variables. Results confirm that the impact of transition has a mostly emotional nature and that related concerns differ according to students' gender and socio-cultural background. With greater joy or greater anxiety, HE transition may be perceived as a stage of a long process towards adulthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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