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ERIC Number: EJ1090433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
Overcoming Barriers to Engaging in College Academics
Hensley, Lauren; Shaulskiy, Stephanie; Zircher, Andrew; Sanders, Megan
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v52 n2 p176-189 2015
Underprepared college students face transition issues that prevent full academic engagement. The written responses of 176 students in a learning-strategies course were used to develop a grounded model of overcoming barriers to academic engagement. Findings revealed contexts in which academic engagement involved high costs (i.e., effort, trade-off, or psychological burden). Students also demonstrated resilience in coping with academic costs. Implications include guiding principles student-affairs practitioners can apply to their work with underprepared college students.
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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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