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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Sharp, Jane C.; psychological patterns; student motivation – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This work explores the relationships between academic boredom and the perceived course experiences of 179 final-year Education Studies students attending a single university in England. Adopting a mixed-methods design, with data collection employing a combination of questionnaires and individual research interviews, findings suggest that all…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, Psychological Patterns, Education Majors
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Murphy, Barbara; Elliott, Sam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Academic boredom usually contributes adversely towards student engagement and performance across a diverse range of settings including universities. The formal study of academic boredom in higher education remains, however, a relatively underdeveloped field and one surprisingly neglected in the UK. Rooted in Control-Value Theory, details of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Seniors, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Recently identified as an academic "achievement emotion", boredom has long been implicated as a factor contributing adversely to student attainment across a diverse range of formal educational settings. Despite this, the study of boredom, particularly among students in higher education, remains a relatively neglected and underdeveloped…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Models
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article presents detailed findings from the qualitative or interpretive phase of a mixed-methods case study focusing on the professional identities and lived experiences of research among six lecturers working in different capacities across the field of education in a "teaching-led" higher education institution. Building upon the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Teacher Researchers, Case Studies
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This article presents findings arising from the first UK application of a revised 70-item lecturer self-efficacy questionnaire recently developed for use in the Australian higher education context. Intended to probe and systematically measure confidence in the core functions of research, teaching and other academic or service-related activities…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes