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Spiridon, Elena; Davies, Jean; Kaye, Linda K.; Nicolson, Rod I.; Tang, Bryan W. X.; Tan, Angel J. Y.; Ransom, Heather J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
With respect to supporting student well-being and success, the current research developed a peer support scheme, built on the principles of Social Identity Theory (SIT). This was targeted towards first year undergraduate psychology students, in which measures of collective identity, sense of belonging, group efficacy, happiness and resilience were…
Descriptors: Group Unity, Peer Relationship, College Freshmen, Psychological Patterns
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Pennington, Charlotte R.; Bates, Elizabeth A.; Kaye, Linda K.; Bolam, Lauren T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In view of recent changes in the higher education sector, such as increased tuition fees, a greater focus has been placed on widening participation initiatives and monitoring student satisfaction. The aims of the current study were twofold: (1) to explore whether pre-entry programmes foster successful transition to higher education, and (2) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychology, Psychological Patterns
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Kaye, Linda K.; Bates, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The introduction of the new UK tuition fees resulted in concerns about the impact on higher education (HE) uptake, and raised questions regarding students' motivations for attending university. The current study explored first-year undergraduate psychology students' (N = 56) reasons for attending HE through a series of focus groups. These were…
Descriptors: Psychology, Fees, Paying for College, College Freshmen