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Webb, O. J.; Cotton, D. R. E. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The second year of university is little-researched, despite being a focal point for declining performance, persistence, and satisfaction. It is important to establish appropriate methods for studying this 'sophomore slump' and to pinpoint specific antecedents from broad domains noted in literature (e.g. students' social integration, perceptions of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Academic Achievement
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Lörz, Markus; Mühleck, Kai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In the last decades, a vast number of post-industrialised economies have experienced a growing participation of women in higher education. However, men and women still differ with regard to their subsequent academic careers and labour market prospects. While several studies have disentangled the cumulative process of gender inequalities along the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Higher Education, Postdoctoral Education, Career Development
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Lonka, Kirsti; Ketonen, Elina; Vekkaila, Jenna; Cerrato Lara, Maria; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
We explored doctoral students' writing profiles using a person-centred approach. We also studied differences between profiles in terms of experienced well-being and perceptions of the learning environment. The participants of our study (n = 664) were PhD students from three faculties at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The "Writing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Writing Skills, Profiles
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Booth, S.; Woollacott, L. C. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In this paper, we present an analysis of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (SoTL) which contributes to SoTL both as a field of research practice and as a background to professional development in higher education. We analyse and describe the constitution of the field, and in so doing address its nature in the face of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Educational Research, Epistemology
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Bohndick, Carla; Rosman, Tom; Kohlmeyer, Susanne; Buhl, Heike M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In this study, we draw on person-environment fit theory to analyze whether academic success is best explained by individual abilities subjectively "exceeding" situational demands or by abilities "matching" the demands. Moreover, we disentangled effects of perceived abilities and subjective person-environment (P-E) fit on…
Descriptors: Success, Academic Achievement, Ability, Environmental Influences
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Halabi, Rabah – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This article examines the experience of Palestinian-Arab graduate students in an Israeli teachers college that describes itself as multicultural. By listening to the voices of the Arab students the article identifies the limitations of a liberal multiculturalism. The Arab students interviewed feel that they are treated fairly by their teachers,…
Descriptors: Arabs, Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes
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Bijsmans, Patrick; Schakel, Arjan H. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
The literature on first-year study success has identified a host of factors that may affect a student's chances of succeeding, ranging from personal circumstances to educational environment. One of the factors that often emerges in this context is (non-)attendance of classes, lectures and tutorials. Intuitively, one would expect this to be all the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Problem Based Learning
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Vyas, Lina; Yu, Baohua – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Over the past few decades, Mainland China has witnessed a massive outflow of students to higher education institutions in Hong Kong. In the context of an up-surge in Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong, this research aims to explore (1) why Mainland Chinese students choose to study in Hong Kong over other higher education systems, (2)…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Milian, Roger Pizarro; Rizk, Jessica – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Research on the marketing practices of religiously affiliated post-secondary education (PSE) organizations is scarce, and generally geared towards assessing their "fidelity" to their religious roots. Through this study, we seek to examine the promotional strategies employed by 194 Catholic universities and colleges (CUCs) in the USA.…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Self Actualization
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Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Teaching quality improvements frequently focus upon the 'development' of individual academics in higher education. However, research also shows that the academics' context has considerable influence upon their practices. This study examines the working environments of teachers on an online pharmacy programme, investigating contextual conditions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Change, College Faculty, Work Environment
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Burger, Roland – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of assessment method (essays vs. examinations) and instruction method (seminars vs. lectures) on student perceptions of the fairness of the assessment process. Department-specific combinations of these factors give a unique profile to the assessment process and to the way students interact with…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Grading, Evaluation Criteria, Scoring Formulas
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Mägi, Eve; Beerkens, Maarja – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In the global competition of higher education, research intensity has become the key indicator of the quality of universities. This raises the issue of how, and whether at all, a research-intensive environment offers a better learning experience for students. One potential answer to this dilemma lies in research-related teaching. In this empirical…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Teacher Characteristics, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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O'Shea, Sarah – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
Drawing upon Bourdieu's theories of social and cultural capital, a number of studies of the higher education environment have indicated that students who are first-in-family to come to university may lack the necessary capitals to enact success. To address this issue, university transition strategies often have the primary objective of…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Higher Education, Student Characteristics
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Hovgaard, Gestur – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
As a consequence of globalisation, there is now a general trend among hesitant small island jurisdictions to focus on educational planning in the tertiary sector. The question therefore is how smart solutions adapted to the specific contexts can be developed. This article argues for the need to innovate the societal role of the smaller state…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Sciences, Educational Environment, Educational Planning
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Kleinhans, Kelly A.; Chakradhar, Kala; Muller, Susan; Waddill, Paula – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
The current workforce composition of the academy is comprised of multiple generational cohorts, Traditionalists, Leading Edge Boomers, Trailing Edge Boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials. Despite the plethora of research identifying a myriad of differences in the way these generational cohorts approach work and social activities little…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Attitudes, Educational Environment, Work Environment
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