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Yürekli Kaynardag, Aynur – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Pedagogical competencies of instructors play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning in higher education institutions. However, in many countries worldwide, pedagogical training is not a requirement for being an instructor at a university [Postareff, L., S. Lindblom-Ylänne, and A. Nevgi. 2007. "The Effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Denovan, Andrew; Dagnall, Neil; Dhingra, Katie; Grogan, Sarah – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
University life can be stressful, and accurate measurement of perceived stress is important for research and practice. However, despite widespread use, disagreement persists regarding the latent structure of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which poses serious consequences for how the measure should be administered. Furthermore, factorial…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students, Gender Differences
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Lindvig, Katrine; Lyall, Catherine; Meagher, Laura R. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The literature on interdisciplinary higher education is influenced by two overall trends: one looks at the institutional level of specially designed interdisciplinary institutions, while the other assesses individual interdisciplinary educational activities. Much less attention is given to the processes of creating interdisciplinary education…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Nowinski, Witold; Haddoud, Mohamed Yacine; Lancaric, Drahoslav; Egerová, Dana; Czeglédi, Csilla – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper investigates whether entrepreneurial education (EE) contributes to the entrepreneurial intentions (EI) of university students in the Visegrád countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The results show several differences with regard to the impact of education and entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) on entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, College Students, Teaching Methods, Intention
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Fandos-Herrera, Carmina; Jiménez-Martínez, Julio; Orús, Carlos; Pina, José Miguel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Debates can help students to acquire cross-curricular competencies and improve their learning. However, their use in higher education is scarce and students' acceptance is low. Considering the effectiveness of discussants in scientific conferences, this research introduces the discussant role as a teaching tool to revitalise debate in the…
Descriptors: Debate, Outcomes of Education, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Cameron, Harriet – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study is an interpretative discourse analysis [following Gee, J. P. 2005. "An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method." 2nd ed. New York: Routledge; Gee, J. P. 2011. "How to Do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit." London: Routledge; and Willig, C. 2008. "Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology."…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Intelligence, College Students
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Ayala-Rodríguez, Nelly; Barreto, Idaly; Rozas Ossandón, Germán; Castro, Alejandra; Moreno, Sebastián – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The new paradigms of university social responsibility (USR) conceive students as key players who express their beliefs, attitudes and opinions both in the professional training process and in their willingness to serve the community in line with the agenda of USR. This research focuses on a comparative study of the social representations that…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, College Students, Student Role, Universities
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Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante; Sandoval, Luis – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Universities' reputations are built in part on graduates' assessments of the quality of education they received. What do these assessments tell us? Are graduates' judgments of quality based on their experiences as students or on their later job satisfaction, that is, on process or on outcomes? The objective of this study was to assess the extent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Satisfaction, College Graduates
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Liang, Chaoyun; Ip, Ching Yin; Wu, Shih-Chia; Law, Kris Mo Yin; Wang, Jiun-Hao; Peng, Li-Pei; Liu, Huei-Ching – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Promoting green socioentrepreneurship is crucial for sustainable economic development in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in highly urbanised areas such as Taiwan and Hong Kong. However, little research has focused on this topic. Therefore, we conducted two studies to analyse how personality traits, entrepreneurial creativity, and social…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Social Capital, Predictor Variables, Entrepreneurship
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Jean-Francois, Emmanuel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study explored the perceptions of a US university campus climate by international students and analyzed strategies that they used to socially and academically integrate their campuses. The sample consisted of international students who have at least completed two years of their college education. Individual interviews and focus group were…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Self Determination, Student Personnel Workers
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Baltaru, Roxana-Diana – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Universities are increasingly engaging with non-academic professionals in facilitating performance outcomes, reaffirming themselves as purposive organisations, i.e. institutions with the ability to organise strategically in the pursuit of goals and standards. However, there is little empirical evidence for the impact of professional staff on…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Reputation, Universities, Strategic Planning
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Cattaneo, Mattia; Horta, Hugo; Malighetti, Paolo; Meoli, Michele; Paleari, Stefano – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
In this study, we analyse the relationship between competition and programmatic diversification in 75 Italian universities from the academic years of 2003/2004 to 2011/2012. Results show that local competition, rather than national competition, influences programmatic diversification. The relationship between local competition and programmatic…
Descriptors: Competition, Universities, Intellectual Disciplines, Specialization
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Breslin, Dermot – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
In today's knowledge-based economies, creativity in higher education has become a central focus for policy-makers. However, developing student creativity is still a challenge for higher education institutions. This paper seeks to contribute to our understanding of the creative processes at play in educational environments by using an experimental…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Creativity, Time, Time Factors (Learning)
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Lee, Chelsey; Wong, Jennifer S. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Sexual assault on university campuses is a pervasive problem that affects approximately 25% of female students and has wide-reaching negative outcomes [DeKeseredy, W., and K. Kelly. 1993. 'The Incidence and Prevalence of Woman Abuse in Canadian University and College Dating Relationships.' "The Canadian Journal of Sociology" 18 (2):…
Descriptors: Crime, Sexual Abuse, College Students, Females
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Power, E. J.; Handley, J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Today's global society creates an environment characterised by complex problems, solutions to which require transcendence of traditional discipline-based boundaries, and new forms of knowledge-sharing. Higher education (HE) has a central role in interdisciplinary knowledge creation and dissemination, reinforced by funding councils, professional…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Models, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Students
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