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Hunt, Nuala; Loxley, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Despite efforts in Ireland to increase the number of part-time students in Higher Education, there was limited growth over twenty years 1997-2017. Part-time featured in widening participation strategies; however, this mode of learning has orientated towards employability. Retention of part-time students remains a problem for Higher Education. This…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Part Time Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Elder, Adam C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research has thoroughly examined various factors that are related to university student persistence. Studies suggest that a multitude of characteristics are predictive of student success, and theory supports examining these characteristics at the institutional level. However, few studies utilise robust, single-institution samples using a holistic…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, School Size, Public Colleges
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Kettell, Lynn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Young adult carers are four times more likely than other students to drop out of higher education and are amongst the under-represented and disadvantaged groups targeted in the National Strategy for Access and Student Success in Higher Education in the UK. Non-completion of studies has implications not just for the individuals themselves, but also…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Higher Education, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Leichner, Nikolas; Krampen, Günter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The transition to higher education is a topic of concern for educators around the world. In fact, the shift to a more competitive educational environment can negatively impact students' academic self-concept, which, in turn, might lead to lower persistence and less adaptive educational decisions. To examine how psychology students adapt to the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Secondary Education
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Mulrenan, Patrick; Atkins, Julia; Cox, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This study examines the experience of homeless university students. A focus group and in-depth interviews were conducted among 16 homeless students at a university in London to determine the factors that enable them to remain at university despite being homeless. Homelessness has been increasing in the UK since 2010, particularly in London.…
Descriptors: Homeless People, College Students, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries
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Tight, Malcolm – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This article reports on a systematic review of research into student retention and student engagement in higher education (HE). It discusses the origins and meaning of these terms, their relation to each other, their application and practice, and the issues and critiques that have arisen. The two concepts are seen as alternative ways of seeing and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Student Responsibility
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Gill, Ashley J. G. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In 2017, 31% of students progressed from further education (FE) to higher education (HE), with many coming from non-traditional backgrounds such as vocational and educational training (VET). The skills, expectations and experiences that VET students bring to HE will differ significantly from those of the traditional A-Level entrants, who are…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Academic Education
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Sauvé, Louise; Fortin, Anne; Viger, Chantal; Landry, France – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Study programme withdrawal and student perseverance in post-secondary education are major challenges for post-secondary institutions, especially in view of the increasing difficulty of retaining the student clientele during the first year of university studies. To analyse the challenges students face in terms of learning strategies, we asked…
Descriptors: Accounting, Learning Strategies, Academic Persistence, Barriers
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Foy, Clare; Keane, Aisling – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The transition from school to university can prove problematic for a number of academic and social reasons and first-year attrition rates are high. Research suggests that first-year students need help adjusting to a new phase of learning in a larger community of practice and that a student's decision to leave represents a negative combination of…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Mentors, Biomedicine, Science Education
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Chown, Nick; Baker-Rogers, Joanna; Hughes, Liz; Cossburn, Kleio Nicola; Byrne, Pam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In the UK autism is classed as a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. Under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, higher education institutions in the UK are legally required to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities who are placed at a substantial disadvantage in comparison to students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Higher Education, At Risk Students
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Lerdpornkulrat, Thanita; Koul, Ravinder; Poondej, Chanut – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Disengagement and a lack of motivation have been found to be the major reasons for student drop out from higher education. In order to broaden our understanding of institutional and personal factors associated with intention to complete a college degree, this investigation examined the relationship between students' perceptions of classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Organizational Objectives, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Harris, P. J.; Campbell Casey, S. A.; Westbury, T.; Florida-James, G. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Students suffer from stress as a result of many factors, including educational unpreparedness, financial strain and inability to integrate socially. This mixed methods study aimed to investigate stress levels of undergraduate students in a post-1992, Scottish university and the potential for measures of stress to act as an indicator of a student's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Stress Variables, School Holding Power
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Xuereb, Sharon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This study hypothesised that academic resourcefulness and coping strategies would predict doubting amongst university undergraduates. Doubting refers to the serious consideration of prematurely withdrawing from university. It was predicted that mature students would report higher levels of academic resourcefulness and adaptive coping strategies,…
Descriptors: Coping, Undergraduate Students, Student Adjustment, Psychology
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McCluckie, Barry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Student retention has become increasingly important as student numbers continue to rise. Early identification of those students who are disengaging from their course is crucial if steps are to be taken to turn this around. Attendance data from the compulsory aspects of courses were gathered on a centrally held database during teaching week six of…
Descriptors: Attendance, At Risk Students, Withdrawal (Education), Data Analysis
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Parameswaran, Ashvin; Bowers, Jack – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is a long history of universities perceiving residences as pivotal in the learning process. Over the last 50 years, the nature and efficacy of residential environments as an educational tool have been extensively researched. However, within some sections of the tertiary residential sector, in the United States, the United Kingdom, New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, On Campus Students, College Housing, Academic Achievement
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