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Bendermacher, G. W. G.; oude Egbrink, M. G. A.; Wolfhagen, H. A. P.; Leppink, J.; Dolmans, D. H. J. M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
To this date, research on the interplay between organisational structure/managerial and organisational value/psychological elements which impact on educational quality is scarce and fragmented. As a consequence of a lack of knowledge in this area, institutions often address these elements in isolation, moving past integral approaches, which…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Administrative Organization, Educational Quality, Path Analysis
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Zhang, Ran; Zwaal, Wichard; Otting, Hans – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This study assessed the validity and reliability of the Meyer, Shanahan, and Laugksch's Conceptions of Research Inventory using data collected from 227 undergraduate hotel management students in the Netherlands. The results of a series of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses showed substantial empirical support for the five-factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Business Administration Education, Test Reliability
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Lee, Anne – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper explores supervisor development in the light of information generated by the Erasmus-funded project on the modern doctorate. It is structured in four phases. Firstly examining interview data to isolate some distinguishing features of the modern doctorate. Secondly re-examining that data to see if these distinguishing features can be…
Descriptors: Supervisory Training, Doctoral Programs, Supervisors, Theory Practice Relationship
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Loxley, Andrew; Kearns, Mark – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The changing nature of doctoral education over the past three decades has taken on a triadic relationship constructed around expectations-process-purposes and has generated much commentary and critique. The intention of this paper is to focus on the notion of "purpose" from the perspective of doctoral supervisors which we have collated…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervisors, Supervision
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Pullen, Annedien G.; Griffioen, Didi M. E.; Schoonenboom, Judith; de Koning, Björn B.; Beishuizen, Jos J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
It is often assumed that students with a higher potential for excellence are less motivated to collaborate. So far, the question remains whether this is actually the case. This survey study investigated the influence of business students' (N = 389) potential for excellence on their motivation to collaborate on a business-related task. Different…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education
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Cabus, Sofie J.; Somers, Melline A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This study examines whether the expansion in higher education over the past 20 years has contributed to better education-job matches on the labour market. In particular, we relate changes in the average formal schooling level of workers on the regional labour market to the educational attainment of the recruited staff within companies operating on…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Labor Market, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship
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Griffioen, D. M. E.; Doppenberg, J. J.; Oostdam, R. J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
What lecturers do and think are a prerequisite for educational change. It is therefore important to gain insight into factors that influence their involvement in educational reform. This study considers the effect of leadership and managerial constructs on lecturers' commitment to the newly implemented honours programmes in a Dutch University of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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De Hei, Miranda; Admiraal, Wilfried; Sjoer, Ellen; Strijbos, Jan-Willem – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Group learning activities (GLAs) are commonly used curriculum activities in teacher education. The aim of this study was to determine which components of GLAs students perceive as significant for their learning. Student teachers from six Dutch universities of applied sciences completed a survey about GLAs they participated in. Findings show that…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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Magalhães, António; Veiga, Amélia; Amaral, Alberto – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Recent shifts in university governance have relied on increased autonomy. Within this context, the enhanced role attributed to governance boards at the expense of academic bodies and the role of external stakeholders has gained momentum. With the aim of understanding the extent of the influence of external stakeholders at the institutional level,…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Governance, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Bastalich, Wendy – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
With the massification of higher degrees, the efficiency gaze has fixed on students and supervisors, or on their relationship, as the "problem" to be managed, in need of administrative regulation, skill improvement or perhaps emotional management. This critical review of a selection of higher education journal articles on doctoral…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Doctoral Dissertations, Supervision, Scholarship
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Sneyers, Eline; De Witte, Kristof – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This paper examines the effect of the introduction of an academic dismissal (AD) policy (i.e. an intervention, which can lead to compulsory student withdrawal) on student dropout, student graduation rates and satisfaction with the study program. Using a difference-in-differences type of estimator, we compare programs that introduced an AD policy…
Descriptors: School Policy, Dropouts, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate
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van Ginkel, Stan; Gulikers, Judith; Biemans, Harm; Mulder, Martin – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
While previous research in higher education emphasized the essence of feedback by the teacher, the peer or the self, it remains unclear whether the acquisition of students' oral presentation competence differs depending on the feedback source. This quasi-experimental study examines the effectiveness of the feedback source on 144 first-year…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Speech Communication, Quasiexperimental Design, College Freshmen
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Leišyte, Liudvika – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
New Public Management reforms have fostered universities to focus on performance and competition which has resulted in different pressures to perform and disruption of strong teaching-research balance at universities. The imbalanced division of teaching research workloads may be gendered and can strengthen the differences in research productivity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Administration, Productivity, College Faculty
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Steenman, Sebastiaan C.; Bakker, Wieger E.; van Tartwijk, Jan W. F. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The first-year grade point average (FYGPA) is the predominant measure of student success in most studies on university admission. Previous cognitive achievements measured with high school grades or standardized tests have been found to be the strongest predictors of FYGPA. For this reason, standardized tests measuring cognitive achievement are…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Grade Point Average, College Freshmen, Grade Prediction
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de Kleijn, Renske A. M.; Bronkhorst, Larike H.; Meijer, Paulien C.; Pilot, Albert; Brekelmans, Mieke – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Despite the importance of goals in educational theories, goals in master's thesis projects are rarely investigated. Therefore, this study explores how goals play a role in master's thesis supervision in terms of: defining the goals (up-component); locating where the student stands in relation to the goals (back-component); and how the student can…
Descriptors: Masters Theses, Supervision, Educational Objectives, Student Educational Objectives
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