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Nabi, Ghulam; Walmsley, Andreas; Liñán, Francisco; Akhtar, Imran; Neame, Charles – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Drawing on entrepreneurship education (EE) theory, this article examines the role of learning and inspiration in developing students' entrepreneurial intentions in the First Year in Higher Education. This addresses the paucity of research on early university experiences of EE and their influence on entrepreneurial intentions. Using a longitudinal…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Intention, Vocational Interests, Outcomes of Education
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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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Taylor, C. A.; Harris-Evans, J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article draws on the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari to reconceptualise transition to Higher Education. In doing so it contributes a new theoretical approach to understanding transition to Higher Education which largely remains under-theorised, uncritical and taken-for-granted. Drawing on data from two projects, the article activates…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Critical Incidents Method, Student Adjustment
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Martín, P.; Potocnik, K.; Fras, A. B. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Innovation in the workplace has been claimed to be a key factor in organizational survival and success. As future workers, university students are a major source of future innovations in organizational settings. Before they enter the labour market, it is in the context of Higher Education that they start developing some of their long-term…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Achievement Need, Innovation, Longitudinal Studies
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Stanford, Jennifer S.; Rocheleau, Suzanne E.; Smith, Kevin P. W.; Mohan, Jaya – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Undergraduate research is touted as a high-impact educational practice yielding important benefits such as increased retention and notable learning gains. Large-scale studies describing benefits of mentored research programs have focused primarily on outcomes for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates. The Students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, STEM Education, Mentors
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Varunki, Maaret; Katajavuori, Nina; Postareff, Liisa – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Research shows that a surface approach to learning is more common among students in the natural sciences, while students representing the "soft" sciences are more likely to apply a deep approach. However, findings conflict concerning the stability of approaches to learning in general. This study explores the variation in students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Pharmacy, Learning Processes
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Dyehouse, Melissa; Weber, Nicole; Fang, Jun; Harris, Constance; David, Ray; Hua, Inez; Strobel, Johannes – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Engineering professional associations identified environmental sustainability as a key responsibility of the educated engineer. Data from national surveys of the general public demonstrate low environmental knowledge levels and a high level of resistance when it comes to environmental behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes
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Everett, Michele C. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This article reports on a qualitative study that explored the learning outcomes from an innovative instructional method, visual narratives, used in a first-year seminar. Fifty-three students enrolled in a mandatory first semester student success course were instructed to use visual images to tell the story of the first-year experience. Data…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Well Being, Qualitative Research, Visual Aids
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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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Putwain, David W.; Sander, Paul – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This study examined the changes in students' academic behavioural confidence over the course of their first year of academic study and whether changes differ by their achievement goal profile. Self-report data were collected from 434 participants in three waves: at the beginning of the first semester of their first year of undergraduate study, at…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Self Esteem, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation
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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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Venuleo, C.; Mossi, P.; Salvatore, S. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The paper tests longitudinally the hypothesis that educational subcultures in terms of which students interpret their role and their educational setting affect the probability of dropping out of higher education. A logistic regression model was performed to predict drop out at the beginning of the second academic year for the 823 freshmen of a…
Descriptors: Subcultures, Dropouts, Higher Education, Intervention
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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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Collings, Rosalyn; Swanson, Vivien; Watkins, Ruth – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Although mentoring has become increasingly popular within UK higher education, there is little evaluative research. The current longitudinal study aimed to evaluate the usage of a peer mentoring scheme during a first semester at university amongst 124 students. Results indicate that during the first week at university the majority accessed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Groups, Mentors, Transitional Programs
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Pinxten, Maarten; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Van Damme, Jan; Boonen, Tinneke; Vanlaar, Gudrun – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This study examines the choice of a university major with a special focus on the type of major chosen in the first year and success/failure at the end of this first year, using a sample of 2284 students in Flanders, Belgium. Extending previous research, the effects of prior subject uptake, occupational interests, prior mathematics and Dutch…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Socioeconomic Status, Regression (Statistics), Academic Failure
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