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Wee, Alysia – Journal of International Students, 2019
This article explores the significance of space in international student identity formation, focusing specifically on the experiences of female Singaporean undergraduate students in the UK. By examining three spatial scales (public, institutional, and room spaces), this article employs a mixed methods approach to investigate how identity is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Females
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Baratta, Alex; Smith, Paul Vincent – Educational Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which religious students manage the dual identities of student and member of faith. If an "identity clash" occurs, how is it managed? A total of 17 students from a British university were interviewed to investigate the nature of this identity management. The results show that many…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Role Conflict
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Young, Jennifer T.; Natrajan-Tyagi, Rajeswari; Platt, Jason J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2015
Study abroad is one aspect of global movement that connects individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals studying abroad are proffered to negotiate self-identity when they confront novelty and new contexts. This study chose to use the qualitative method of phenomenological interviews to examine how individuals experience themselves and others…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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Jaspal, Rusi – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
UK higher education (HE) has become increasingly diverse. Despite the clear social, economic and pedagogical benefits of diversity, it can also be challenging for identity as it may bring about psychological change and compel both the "dominant majority" and "minorities" to adjust to the presence, identities and worldviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Self Concept, Social Psychology
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Smith, Sally; Hunter, David; Sobolewska, Emilia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over a period of three years this longitudinal study explored new approaches to consider student identity during the transition from university to employment. Students were followed through a new portfolio-based final year course and beyond university into the workplace. With universities increasingly recognising the employment aspirations of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Gallucci, Sonia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
In this article, I describe the ways in which two British university students negotiated their identity as second language learners during a year abroad in Italy and the extent to which their struggles helped them to "fit in" into the new social and cultural contexts. Building upon the lived experiences of the two participants, I follow…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Ye, Lily; Edwards, Viv – Journal of Research in International Education, 2015
This study aims to explore how Chinese overseas doctoral students adjust to a different academic, social and cultural environment, using Giddens' theoretical framework of self-identity. The findings indicate the participants proactively used various coping strategies in meeting challenges and adapting to new social environments. Continuity and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes, Acculturation
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Thiele, Tamara; Pope, Daniel; Singleton, Alexander; Snape, Darlene; Stanistreet, Debbi – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Pervasive socio-economic differences in relation to participation in higher education in the United Kingdom are particularly prominent in the most prestigious institutions. This study provides insight into why some individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are successful in being admitted into one of these institutions. Underpinned by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged, Working Class, College Students
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Boyd, Vic – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
For many students, impairments such as chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, epilepsy, or diabetes have the potential to vary in intensity, and thus impact, on participation in learning activities and on self-perception/identity. This article considers some of the factors that may be of influence on the ways in which students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Disabilities, Higher Education
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McAlpine, Lynn – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
Despite much research into doctoral education over the past two decades, theorising the field remains challenging. Recently, identity has been taken up as a conceptualising frame. Views of identity vary but often privilege the reproductive features of society, downplaying how individuals can be intentional in pursuing their desires--with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Self Concept
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McLean, Monica; Abbas, Andrea; Ashwin, Paul – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article places itself in conversation with literature about how the experience and outcomes of university education are structured by intersections between social class, ethnicity, gender, age and type of university attended. It addresses undergraduate students' acquisition of sociological knowledge in four diverse university settings. Basil…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Outcomes of Education, Social Class, Ethnicity
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Kyriacou, Chris; Szczepek Reed, Beatrice; Said, Fatma; Davies, Ian – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2017
The Prevent strategy at UK universities is designed to reduce the possibility of university students becoming radicalised and so working against them supporting or directly engaging in terrorist activities. In this study, we were concerned to reflect on our reading of some relevant literature by exploring the views of a sample of British Muslim…
Descriptors: Muslims, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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White, Elizabeth; Roberts, Amanda; Rees, Mary; Read, Mary – Professional Development in Education, 2014
This paper explores the complex processes involved in the self-construction of academic identity in a UK School of Education. Building on seminal literature in this field and drawing on the research of four academics, it begins by discussing teacher educators' varying perceptions of the need to re-configure their identity to meet the expectations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept
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Jin, Tinghe – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper reports on a study of the identity perceptions of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mandarin at UK universities. Interviews with 26 students were conducted over a three-year period, most of whom were multilingual. Approximately half spoke English as an additional language. The remainder were native speakers of English. The…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Self Concept
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McKinley, Jim; Dunworth, Katie; Grimshaw, Trevor; Iwaniec, Janina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
With the number of international postgraduate students in UK universities steadily increasing, there is great interest in understanding how institutions can more effectively meet these students' expectations and needs through programme-supported development of intercultural competence. This paper reports on a project that explored experiences and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Students, Student Needs
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