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Stubb, Jenni; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Lonka, Kirsti – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This study investigates how doctoral students perceive research work in the context of their own PhD projects. Thirty-two students from a Finnish university were interviewed, representing three disciplines: medicine, natural sciences and behavioural sciences. Their conceptions of research varied in terms of describing research as "a job to…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Research
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Litmanen, Topi; Hirsto, Laura; Lonka, Kirsti – Studies in Higher Education, 2010
Studying in higher education requires long-term commitment. Previous studies have shown that commitment, perceived competence, intrinsic motivation and work-life orientation are positively related to academic achievement. This study examines the kinds of goals theology students have at the beginning of studies, and whether these goals are related…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Motivation, Theological Education, Student Educational Objectives