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ERIC Number: EJ1085026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Students' Perspectives on Pathways to University Readiness and Adjustment
Wasylkiw, Louise
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n3 p28-39 Mar 2016
The transition from high school to post-secondary education is often difficult for students. The literature examining factors that foster a successful transition generally focuses on previous academic achievement and/or individual differences that enable students to navigate the culture of university. Through interviews with first year university students (N =19), the present study conceptualizes student readiness as a match/mismatch between an individual's attributes and the requisites of the academic and social milieus of university. This phenomenological investigation situates the development of a work ethic as central to a successful transition to university and contributes to the limited research conducted concerning the pathways that optimize student readiness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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