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Spruin, Elizabeth; Dempster, Tammy; Islam, Sanjidah; Raybould, India – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The psychological well-being of university students is a growing concern, both in the UK and globally. In light of emerging research on the benefits of therapy dogs for student well-being, this study compared the use of therapy dogs to more conventional methods for improving students' well-being. Ninety-four university students were randomly…
Descriptors: Therapy, Animals, College Students, Stress Management
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Young, Emma; Thompson, Rachael; Sharp, John; Bosmans, Daniel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper details a small-scale research project that explores the student transition into higher education (HE), delivered in a further education college (FE), and considers whether the requirements of transition at this level impacts on emotional wellbeing. As such, it aims to contribute to the growing body of research on HE-in-FE from the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Adult Students, Well Being, Adult Education