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Doyle, Colleen B.; O'Donnell, Grainne M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
The transition to college is a critical determinant of student success in higher education. Increasingly, students' parents play a key role in supporting their sons and daughters as they adjust to the academic and social demands of university. However, little research has been conducted into parents' experiences of their child's transition to…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Adult Development, College Freshmen
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Fang, Fang; McCall, Brian; Zhong, Binglin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
The National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) is a high-stakes test in China that determines which higher education institution an individual can attend. Since 2014, China has launched a comprehensive reform pilot of the NCEE in Zhejiang and Shanghai, allowing students more flexibility in their subjects' choice. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Family Influence, College Entrance Examinations, College Students
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Patfield, Sally; Gore, Jenny; Fray, Leanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Despite the shift from elite to mass education, the odds of accessing university remain stacked in favour of those with a university-educated parent. Not only are first-generation students less likely to engage in higher education, but the dominant narrative surrounding their enrolment emphasises cultural deficiency, constructing individuals as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, First Generation College Students, College Bound Students, Academic Aspiration
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Vettori, Giulia; Vezzani, Claudio; Pinto, Giuliana; Bigozzi, Lucia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
This study focused on the transition from upper-secondary school to university. Specifically, it examined whether prior academic achievements and conceptions of learning at the time of completion of upper-secondary school predicted short- and long-term university success (grades at the bachelor's and master's levels). A total of 171 psychology…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students
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Stahl, Garth; McDonald, Sarah; Stokes, Jennifer – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
The underrepresentation of males from particular equity groups in Australian universities continues despite recent gains in achievement. This article presents a case study of the transition of one Aboriginal student, Robbie, from a school located in the Western suburbs of Sydney to an urban Australian university. Drawing on recent theorisations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Males, Disproportionate Representation
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Carrillo-Higueras, Franz; Walton, T. R. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This article explores four critical factors in the determining of regional and remote school students' intentions to progress to university. Three of these factors are based on the theory of planned behaviour (TPB): students' attitudes, the opinions of their significant others (social capital), and students' perceptions of control. A fourth…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Geagea, Antoinette; Vernon, Lynette; MacCallum, Judith – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
For youth in disadvantaged schools, university expectations and participation are often limited by access to social and cultural capital that support expectations. This study investigated the utility of creative arts outreach initiatives (CAI) in supporting students' university expectations and building cultural capital in homes, schools and…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education
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Hsieh, Tzu-Ling – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
A new college admission policy will be implemented in Taiwan in 2022. The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between admission criteria and college success. Data was obtained from the Taiwan Higher Education Database; a sample size of 8443 students from 156 universities was used in this study. By using the structural equation…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Goggin, Thomas; Rankin, Stephen; Geerlings, Peter; Taggart, Andrew – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
University enabling programs, worldwide, generally target high school students who excel at school, or post-secondary students who have underperformed in their university entry examinations. Murdoch University provides an access program for Year/Grade 12 students who are not on a university pathway during their final year of high school. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, High School Students, Intervention
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Bone, Elisa K.; Reid, Robert J. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2011
Students in their first year of university face a number of transition issues that can make realising their academic potential difficult. In the sciences, first-year courses cover a large amount of material across broad subject areas, which can make them troublesome for students without background knowledge, and students need to adapt to typically…
Descriptors: High Schools, Prior Learning, Chemistry, Course Content
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Johnson, Richard; Kumar, Margaret – Higher Education Research and Development, 2010
How does the University sector identify and support the diverse needs of Indian students? This paper reports on a research project carried out on undergraduate students from India enrolled at a Melbourne-based University. The focus is the need to understand why Indian students choose an overseas destination for tertiary study. The intent is to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Postsecondary Education, Indians, Foreign Countries