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González-Rico, Pablo; Carvalho, Vânia Sofia; Chambel, Maria José; Guerrero, Eloísa – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
University workers have been marginalized in efforts to establish well-being at work and well-being outside the workplace. To date, no studies analyzing well-being have distinguished between teaching and research academic staff (TRAS) from the service and administrative staff (SAS). The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the promotion of…
Descriptors: Well Being, Health Promotion, Universities, Professional Personnel
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Lagoa-Varela, Dolores; Alvarez-García, Begoña; Boedo Vilabella, Lucía – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
In recent years many changes have taken place in the Spanish University system and, as a consequence, the university lecturer's role has evolved and a new teaching style prevails. The present paper focuses on University teachers of Economics and Business studies. It explores the teachers' perception about the new methodologies that they have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Economics Education
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Albert, Cecilia; Davia, María A.; Legazpe, Nuria – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article analyses the determinants of job satisfaction amongst Spanish academics, paying particular attention to the impact of research productivity and differences across graduation cohorts. Research productivity is a very relevant factor in explaining job satisfaction in academics in different stages of their career. Interesting differences…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Productivity, Higher Education, Teacher Motivation
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Diniz, António M.; Alfonso, Sonia; Araújo, Alexandra M.; Deaño, Manuel; Costa, Alexandra R.; Conde, Ângeles; Almeida, Leandro S. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Based on a multidimensional definition of academic expectations (AEs), the authors examine students' AE component scores across countries and genders. Two samples (343 Portuguese and 358 Spanish students) completed the Academic Perceptions Questionnaire (APQ) six months after enrolling in their universities. Factorial invariance was ensured across…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, College Freshmen, Expectation, Cross Cultural Studies
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Margalina, Vasilica Maria; De-Pablos-Heredero, Carmen; Montes-Botella, Jose Luis – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
In this research, the relational coordination model has been applied to prove learners' and instructors' high levels of satisfaction in e-learning. According to the model, organizations can obtain better results in terms of satisfaction by providing shared knowledge, shared goals and mutual respect mechanisms, supported by a frequent, timely and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Models, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Schlesinger, Walesska; Cervera, Amparo; Pérez-Cabañero, Carmen – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
In a context of increasing competition and financial difficulties for higher education institutions, alumni loyalty is a key factor for survival and success. This study tests a model derived from a relationship marketing perspective to investigate the roles of four variables (brand image, trust, satisfaction, and shared values) in the direct and…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Trust (Psychology), Universities, Higher Education
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Gómez, Mar; Aranda, Evangelina; Santos, Jesús – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The European Higher Education Area, which is based on competency acquisition, has led to changes in teaching methods and student evaluations. In this new context, placements represent the best university-business connection for the development of competencies and integration of students into the employment market. Therefore, the primary objective…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Competence
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Arranz, Nieves; Ubierna, Francisco; Arroyabe, Marta. F.; Perez, Carlos; Fernandez de Arroyabe, J. C. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This paper examines the effect of curricular and extracurricular activities on the entrepreneurial motivation and competences of university students. In order to address these issues, the authors have used Ajzen's model of planned behaviour, including curricular and extracurricular activities, analysing their effect on university students'…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Student Attitudes
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Bravo, Rafael; Lucia-Palacios, Laura; Martin, Maria J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The presence of student teamwork is increasing in most university degrees. However, there is still a gap in the literature regarding the connection between teamwork processes and their outcomes. In this paper, the authors analyze these processes and how they relate to teamwork outcomes from the students' perspective. Data was gathered from 129…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Student Attitudes, Economics Education
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Fullana, Judit; Pallisera, Maria; Colomer, Jordi; Fernández Peña, Rosario; Pérez-Burriel, Marc – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This article presents the results of a study aimed at determining the perceptions of students participating in reflective learning (RL) experiences at the University of Girona (Spain), specifically regarding the benefits and challenges of this methodology. Four focus groups were organized with students who had participated in RL experiences on…
Descriptors: Reflection, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Martínez-Fernández, J. Reinaldo; Vermunt, Jan D. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to analyse and compare the learning patterns of higher education students from Spain and three Latin-American countries (Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela). For this purpose Vermunt's Inventory of Learning Styles (ILS) was translated into Spanish and tested. The participants were 456 undergraduates enrolled in a teacher…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Guidelines, Latin Americans, Cognitive Style
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Humburg, Martin; van der Velden, Rolf – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
In this paper an analysis is carried out whether objective tests and subjective self-assessments in international large-scale studies yield similar results when looking at cross-national differences in the effects of skills on earnings, and skills patterns across countries, fields of study and gender. The findings indicate that subjective skills…
Descriptors: Objective Tests, Correlation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Prediction
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Rodríguez-Gómez, David; Feixas, Mònica; Gairín, Joaquín; Muñoz, José Luís – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The dropout rate is an indicator of complex analysis and there is no consensus on its significance. Universities lack systematized, univocal methods for collecting student dropout data, making measurement problematic. In consequence, the formulas applied to analyze this phenomenon differ between countries and it is therefore an immense challenge…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
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Le, Thanh; Tang, Kam Ki – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This paper empirically examines the impact of academic research on high-tech manufacturing growth of 28 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and emerging countries over the 1991-2005 period. A standard research and development (R&D) expenditure based measure is found to be too general to capture the input in high-tech…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Manufacturing Industry, Technological Advancement, International Organizations
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Canal-Domínguez, J. F.; Wall, Alan – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This paper analyses the determining factors of PhDs' career success. Earnings have been used as an objective measure, and a subjective measure of success was constructed based on the individuals' assessments of broader aspects of their job position. When analysing the data by field of knowledge and gender, it was found that males and PhD holders…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Employment Level, Salaries, Success
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