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Donnelly, Michael; Evans, Ceryn – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Since devolution of education policy to the four 'home' nations of the UK, distinct approaches to addressing social inequalities in higher education participation have developed across the four jurisdictions (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). From a critical examination of 12 policy documents, this paper presents a comparative policy…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Ababneh, Khaldoun I.; Hackett, Rick D. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
We examine the relationships between job characteristics (job autonomy, skill variety, role conflict), work-related attitudes (job satisfaction, organizational commitment, trust in the employer), and organizational citizenship behaviors (civic virtue and altruism) among faculty at UAE-based universities. Data were obtained from 249 participants at…
Descriptors: Role Conflict, Professional Autonomy, Work Attitudes, Job Satisfaction
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Guzmán-Valenzuela, Carolina; Gómez, Carolina – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Drawing on de Sousa Santos's work on "Epistemologies of the South" (2014), this paper critically examines the patterns of publication in higher education studies in mainstream and non-mainstream journals in Latin American between 2000 and 2015. An analysis of 1370 papers--130 indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) core collection indexes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Libraries, Epistemology, Periodicals
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Kholmuminov, Shukhrat; Kholmuminov, Shayzak; Wright, Robert E. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In this paper, resource dependence theory (RDT) is used to guide an empirical analysis of the higher education system in Uzbekistan. Regression analysis is applied to a panel dataset consisting of 62 Uzbek higher education institutions, covering the period 2000-2013, to examine the determinants of the expenditure decisions made by institutions.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Correlation, Expenditures, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Hantian – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This paper investigates China's present approach of using "outward-oriented" higher education internationalization for status and image enhancement, and the challenges it faces in the response to this approach. It examines the three major dimensions of China's present approach including its cultural diplomacy based on Sino-foreign higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, Political Attitudes
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Liu, Ye – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This study extends Boudon's positional theory to understand how students from different social origins make choices about university and how they interpret risks during the choice-making process in contemporary China. I draw upon empirical evidence from 71 in-depth semi-structured interviews with undergraduates from different social backgrounds…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Location, Working Class
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Corradi, David; Nicolaï, Jonas; Levrau, François – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
A wide range of mindset interventions has been designed to tackle the educational gap and improve the academic achievements of underperforming students. These interventions often target small student samples in experimental or homogeneous educational settings. This paper will explicitly emphasize the role of context in the relationship between…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Lohmann, Gui; Pratt, Marlene A.; Benckendorff, Pierre; Strickland, Paul; Reynolds, Paul; Whitelaw, Paul A – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Educators have struggled to incorporate authentic team-based learning (TBL) into the business curriculum despite increasing evidence that collaborative learning can enhance learning outcomes. We investigate the use of online business simulations as a platform for fostering authentic TBL for undergraduate and postgraduate business students studying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Business Administration Education, Teaching Methods
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Passaretta, Giampiero; Trivellato, Paolo; Triventi, Moris – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The article examines the mid-term occupational outcomes of two cohorts of PhDs graduated in 2004 and 2008 in Italy. This comparison allows the authors to explore changing PhD's occupational prospects after recent academic reforms (e.g. cuts to public funding, introduction of fixed-term positions for assistant professors) and the economic crisis.…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship
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Lu, Ying; Jover, Gonzalo – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The historical debate between a liberal orientation of university education and a university education with a more practical orientation has been reproduced by defenders and detractors of the course that is being adopted by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Instead of resorting to a dichotomous view of these two arguments, this article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Confucianism, World Views, Universities
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Tian, Lin; Liu, Nian Cai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Tendencies to marketization and privatization in higher education, along with other factors, have challenged the idea of higher education as a public good in many countries over the years. China has experienced this situation to some extent. During the last 20 years, this has triggered various discussions on higher education and public good(s) in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Altruism
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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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Swartz, Rebecca; Ivancheva, Mariya; Czerniewicz, Laura; Morris, Neil P. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This paper examines the idea of 'core business' in contemporary South African public universities. South Africa's public higher education system has global ambitions, but is also highly internally stratified. Drawing on new data from interviews with higher education leaders and government policymakers across a number of South African institutions,…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Problems
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Weber, Hannes; Becker, Dominik; Hillmert, Steffen – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Today, most college students use the Internet when preparing for exams or homework. Yet, research has shown that undergraduates' information literacy skills are often insufficient. In this paper, we empirically test the relation between information-seeking strategies and grades in university. We synthesise arguments from the literature on…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Academic Achievement, Search Strategies, Grades (Scholastic)
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha; Abraham, Jessy; Abraham, Jessy; Emma Taylor – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
To date, there is no research or instrument that can collectively measure beginning students' transitional challenges, wellbeing, help-seeking, and adjustments to university. This paper addresses this research gap by theorising and describing the relationship between these constructs and by developing and assessing the psychometric properties of a…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), College Freshmen, Well Being, Help Seeking
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