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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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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha; Abraham, Jessy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
To date, research has focussed on understanding how various contextual factors facilitate students' adjustments to university as they begin their studies. However, there seems to be limited or no research and instruments that have specifically conceptualised and measured students' adjustments, considering their transitional challenges, emotional…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Well Being, Help Seeking
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Schütze, Heike; Bartyn, Jenna; Tapsell, Amy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The first-year university experience is inherently linked to student satisfaction, retention and academic success. A sense of academic preparedness can enhance the first-year transition experience. Subjects designed to assist students to transition to university can improve the transition experience; however, there is very limited evidence of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Self Efficacy, Late Adolescents
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Roald, Gunhild Marie; Wallin, Patric; Hybertsen, Ingunn Dahler; M. Stenøien, Jorun – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The contribution of this article is to highlight how exploring various writing genres in the beginning of higher education can contribute to academic literacy. While many studies have addressed the transition into academia by focusing on academic writing, the use of various writing genres has scarcely been researched. Based on the thematic…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Student Experience, Academic Language
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McMorran, Chris; Ragupathi, Kiruthika – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper examines an alternative approach to grading at a public university in Singapore. Beginning in 2014, all incoming students were given a 'grade-free' period of assessment. This was designed to give new students time to adjust to university life and to inspire students to approach their learning free from the worry of grades. Similar to…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Foreign Countries, Grading, Student Evaluation
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Farrell, Orna; Brunton, James; Trevaskis, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This qualitative study reports on an on-entry orientation intervention designed to support and retain students transitioning to higher education at an Irish private higher education institution. Following the intervention, a qualitative study was conducted with the aim of exploring new undergraduate student experiences of transitioning to higher…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Personal Narratives, School Orientation, Intervention
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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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Yale, Annabel T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In an increasingly marketised UK higher education (HE) context, research on personal tutoring is crucial given its potential to positively influence both student outcomes and institutional measures of success. For example, students who experience poor personal tutor (PT) experiences may question the value of their degree in more economic terms and…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Interpersonal Relationship, Higher Education
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Scanlon, Margaret; Leahy, Pat; Jenkinson, Hilary; Powell, Fred – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Over the last few decades there has been increased recognition that the concept of 'access' encompasses not only entry to higher education (HE) but also participation and successful completion. Despite this, very little research has been carried out in Ireland on non-traditional students' experience of university. This article explores the…
Descriptors: Working Class, Friendship, Peer Relationship, Sense of Community
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Rivera Munoz, Claudia A.; Baik, Chi; Lodge, Jason M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The first year of university is often considered challenging and difficult for students who are adjusting to different academic and social demands. In this context, teacher-student interactions can play a crucial role in fostering student motivation, engagement in learning, a sense of belonging to the university and academic persistence. Although…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Freshmen, College Faculty, Tutors
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Charalambous, Magda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
A mixed-method study was undertaken to investigate factors affecting the transition to university of life sciences students at a research-intensive UK university. Questionnaire responses (N= 234) suggested that undergraduate students tended to agree that they had successfully transitioned to university level study in the first year. However,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Biological Sciences, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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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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