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Brown, Rachel; Murphy, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Starting university is a significant life-event, commonly involving detachment from existing social networks and emotional stresses that increase risk of drop-out. The developmental need to form new peer relationships is prominent during this period and is correlated with successful adaptation. This study investigated the role of alcohol in the…
Descriptors: On Campus Students, Student Adjustment, Drinking, Peer Relationship
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Fourie, Cornelius M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Researchers have been investigating student dropout, and possible reasons leading to it, for quite a long time. Cumulatively, the results of these research attempts show that drop out of students depends on several factors, of which only a relatively small number can directly be dealt with by universities. Therefore, the overall research problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, College Freshmen, Intention
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Donovan, Christina; Erskine-Shaw, Marianne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
It has been well documented in research that students from so-called 'non-traditional' backgrounds can experience significant difficulty in accessing higher education, in part due to a lack of cultural capital. This is further reinforced by 'invisible pedagogic practices' such as 'critical analysis', 'structure' and 'argument', which uphold the…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Literacy, Resilience (Psychology), Self Efficacy
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Thornton, Claire; Miller, Phillip; Perry, Kelly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Higher education institutions (HEIs) are increasingly being measured using key performance indicators (KPIs) such as student retention, success, achievement and attendance. There is a dearth of research focusing on group dynamics within classroom settings, with very little focusing on cohesion. There is, however, evidence, in organisational and…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Hayton, John William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article delivers an evaluation of a pedagogical intervention implemented within a first-year undergraduate university module. The intervention, termed the student-led tutorial (SLT), is based on the concept of the tutorless tutorial and presents a platform for student learning which was designed to increase active learning prior to their…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen
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Hawe, E.; Lightfoot, U.; Dixon, H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In this paper, we explore first-year undergraduate students' experiences and perceptions regarding the use of exemplars, with reference to the development of student self-regulation. The study was carried out at a tertiary education institution in New Zealand where the second author was a lecturer. This author used exemplars with two classes of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Metacognition
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Meehan, Catherine; Howells, Kristy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Previous research that evaluated first year students' transition into university found that the values of 'being, belonging and becoming' were important in particular within the first few months and within the first year of university. From our previous work, we reported that three things matter to students: the academic staff they work with, the…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Student Adjustment, Higher Education, Student Development
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Holliman, Andrew J.; Sheriston, Lee; Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Sayer, Demi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Individual differences in 'adaptability' -- cognitive, behavioural, and emotional adjustment in the face of change, novelty, and uncertainty -- are theorised to influence students' academic achievement and course satisfaction; although the literature examining these relations in tertiary education is sparse. In the present study, first-year…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Student Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, Academic Achievement
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Öhrstedt, Maria; Lindfors, Petra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Students' ways of approaching their studies influence their academic outcomes. Expecting high grades and having the skills to steer learning activities towards assessment demands seem to be important components of academic success. However, our knowledge about students' capacity to predict academic achievement is limited. Focusing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychology, Student Attitudes
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Elliott, Samantha; Hendry, Helen; Ayres, Chloe; Blackman, Kim; Browning, Francesca; Colebrook, Daisy; Cook, Colin; Coy, Nathan; Hughes, Jessica; Lilley, Natasha; Newboult, Devon; Uche, Oluchi; Rickell, Amber; Rura, Gagan-Preet; Wilson, Heidi; White, Philip – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Student difficulties with the transition to writing in higher education are well documented whether from a 'study skills', an 'academic socialisation' or an 'academic literacies' perspective. In order to more closely examine the challenges faced by students from widening participation backgrounds and diverse routes into undergraduate study, this…
Descriptors: Socialization, Academic Language, Study Skills, Barriers
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Yale, Annabel T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The personal tutor plays a key role in the student experience at university, and personal tutoring embodies the student relationship with the university, suggesting that it has the potential to provide insights beyond that specific relationship to the institution and higher education context. A focus session with first year undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Expectation, Student Experience
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Deighton, Kevin; Hudson, Joanne; Manley, Andrew J.; Kaiseler, Mariana; Patterson, Laurie B.; Rutherford, Zoe H.; Swainson, Michelle – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
An increase in the number of students entering higher education has intensified the need for targeted strategies to support a wider range of student requirements. Current research suggests that emotional intelligence (EI) may be associated with academic success, progression and retention in university students but the use of EI screening as a…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Handheld Devices, Written Language, Telecommunications
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Angu, Pineteh E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article analyses literacy narratives of first-year students at a South African university. It uses excerpts from the literacy narratives to explain how this writing genre serves as an outlet for reconstructing experiences of social injustice and agency. The article discusses how students' experiences of social injustice and their sense of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Development, Literacy
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Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The academic year 2012/13 marked a major milestone in the history of Hong Kong higher education as it witnessed the admission of two markedly different cohorts of Cantonese-speaking freshmen to the city's English-medium universities: those embarking for the last time upon the traditional 3-year programme modelled on the British system of initial…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, General Education
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Callinan, Carol J.; van der Zee, Emile; Wilson, Garry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Social cognitive learning theory has shown that observational learning positively influences essay writing development in high-school students, and that self-efficacy impacts on motivation. This study investigated the relative contribution of model observation, model evaluation, post-submission feedback, and factors relating to self-efficacy, as…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Self Efficacy
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