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Padilla-Angulo, Laura – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Drawing on Ajzen's (1991. "The Theory of Planned Behavior." "Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes" 50 (2): 179-211) theory of planned behavior and entrepreneurship education (EE) theory, this article examines the role of student associations in developing students' entrepreneurial intentions (EI) at early…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship, Student Organizations
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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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Manika, Danae; Gregory-Smith, Diana; Wells, Victoria K.; Trombetti, Emma – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Sponsorship in pro-environmental social marketing campaigns has received limited academic attention within a higher education (HEI) context. This study examines how multi-level variables, i.e. individual (general environmental attitudes), organisational (scepticism toward the HEI's environmental corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives;…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Responsibility, Corporations
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Cheung, Kevin Yet Fong; Elander, James; Stupple, Edward James Nairn; Flay, Michael – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Research on authorial identity has focused almost exclusively on the attitudes and beliefs of students. This paper explores how academics understand authorial identity in higher education. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with professional academics and analysed using thematic analysis, identifying themes at two levels. At the semantic…
Descriptors: Authors, Teaching Methods, Semantics, Student Attitudes
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Cheung, K. Y. F.; Stupple, E. J. N.; Elander, J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
One approach to plagiarism prevention focuses on improving students' authorial identity, but work in this area depends on robust measures. This paper presents the development of a psychometrically robust measure of authorial identity--the Student Attitudes and Beliefs about Authorship Scale. In the item generation phase, a pool of items was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Plagiarism, Academic Discourse, Psychometrics
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Bunce, Louise; Baird, Amy; Jones, Siân E. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Students studying at universities in England have been defined as customers by the government since the introduction of student tuition fees. Although this approach has been rejected by educators, there is a lack of empirical evidence about the extent to which students express a consumer orientation and its effects on academic performance. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Consumer Economics
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Ehrich, John; Howard, Steven J.; Mu, Congjun; Bokosmaty, Sahar – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Student plagiarism is a growing problem within Australian universities and abroad. Potentially exacerbating this situation, research indicates that students' attitudes toward plagiarism are typically more permissive and lenient than the policies of their tertiary institutions. There has been suggestion that this is especially so in Asian countries…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Asians, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Bonnici, Laurie J.; Maatta, Stephanie L.; Klose, M. Katherine; Julien, Heidi; Bajjaly, Stephen – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This case study examined student preference for delivery mode of online courses in two graduate degree programs in Library and Information Science. Within-group and between-groups comparisons indicated a distinct preference across the institutions. Findings from focus groups conducted with two cohorts of students enrolled in a federally funded…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Graduate Students, Comparative Analysis, Focus Groups
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Wilson, Keithia L.; Murphy, Karen A.; Pearson, Andrew G.; Wallace, Barbara M.; Reher, Vanessa G. S.; Buys, Nicholas – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The engagement and retention of commencing students is a longstanding issue in higher education, particularly with the implementation of the widening student participation agenda. The early weeks of the first semester are especially critical to student engagement and early attrition. This study investigated the perceived early transition needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Learner Engagement, College Students
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Douglas, Jacqueline Ann; Douglas, Alexander; McClelland, Robert James; Davies, John – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This article represents a cross-sectional study of undergraduate students across two north-west university business schools in the UK. A purposefully designed questionnaire was collected from 350 students. The student experience was described in the form of hand-written narratives by first and final year students and had been identified by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Satisfaction
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Jackson, Denise – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is widely considered instrumental in equipping new graduates with the required employability skills to function effectively in the work environment. Evaluation of WIL programs in enhancing skill development remains predominantly outcomes-focused with little attention to the process of what, how and from whom students…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Skill Development, Integrated Activities, Barriers
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Lyubovnikova, Joanne; Napiersky, Uwe; Vlachopoulos, Panos – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Higher education in business school environments is increasingly focused on how to best equip students with the skills necessary for leadership in the global workplace. This paper examines the impact of two particularly important cognitive capabilities--task reflexivity and intercultural sensitivity, on academic performance in an MBA programme. It…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Business Administration Education, Academic Achievement, Masters 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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Scott, G. W.; Furnell, J.; Murphy, C. M.; Goulder, R. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Biology teachers in a UK university expressed a majority view that student learning autonomy increases with progression through university. A minority suggested that pre-existing diversity in learning autonomy was more important and that individuals not cohorts differ in their learning autonomy. They suggested that personal experience prior to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Independent Study, Biology, Foreign Countries
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Pittam, Gail; Elander, James; Lusher, Joanne; Fox, Pauline; Payne, Nicola – Studies in Higher Education, 2009
Authorial identity is the sense a writer has of themselves as an author and the textual identity they construct in their writing. This article describes two studies exploring psychology students' authorial identity in academic writing. A qualitative focus group study with 19 students showed that authorial identity was largely unfamiliar to…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Plagiarism, Focus Groups, Factor Structure
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