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Torenbeek, Marjolein; Jansen, Ellen; Hofman, Adriaan – Educational Studies, 2011
Central in this study is the degree to which the pedagogical-didactical approach in undergraduate programmes aligns with the pedagogical-didactical approach in secondary schools, and how this is related to first-year achievement. Approaches to teaching at secondary schools and in first-year university programmes were examined by interviewing…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Interviews, Multiple Regression Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Suhre, Cor J. M. – Educational Studies, 2010
Although many studies have revealed the importance of study skills for students' first-year performance and college retention, the extent of the impact of study skills preparation on students' academic achievement is less clear. This paper explores the impact of pre-university study skills preparation on students' first-year study experiences,…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Law Schools, Time Management, Academic Achievement
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De Bruyn, Eddy H – Educational Studies, 2005
The present study was designed to investigate the relationships between role strains following the transition to secondary school and academic achievement. Academic engagement was hypothesized to mediate between role strain and achievement. The sample consisted of 749 students in their first year of secondary school. Four types of role strain were…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Teacher Role, Academic Achievement, Parent Role