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Benlahcene, Abderrahim; Awang-Hashim, Rosna; Kaur, Amrita; Wan-Din, Wan-Zalina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Despite continuously growing literature that emphasises the significant role of students' agency in classroom activities, the construct of agentic engagement has received scant attention in recent empirical research. Drawing from the self-determination theory, the present study aims to determine the relationship between teacher autonomy support…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Class Activities
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Egan, Helen; O'Hara, Mark; Cook, Amy; Mantzios, Michail – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Universities are facing a difficult challenge in supporting good mental health whilst striving to enhance academic performance. The present study aimed to specifically investigate the relationship between attitudinal and personality constructs that are associated with wellbeing and to explore their association with student academic outcomes.…
Descriptors: Universities, Metacognition, Mental Health, Resilience (Psychology)
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Yoo, Hyeon Jean; Marshall, David T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Motivation, stress, and satisfaction are all key elements in academic success. Academic motivation is linked with positive outcomes, such as low levels of stress, high satisfaction, and mental well-being. Although it is well documented that motivational orientation, stress, and satisfaction are closely related together, very little attention has…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Stress Variables, Student Satisfaction
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Thomas, Christopher L.; Allen, Kristie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Available evidence suggests that learners' level of emotional intelligence and academic buoyancy are associated with components of behavioural and emotional engagement. Recent work has provided preliminary evidence that the relationship between emotional intelligence and student engagement is mediated by academic buoyancy. Therefore, the current…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Academic Achievement, Coping
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Brown, Denise; Barry, John A.; Todd, Brenda K. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In recent years, male students at UK schools and universities have been falling behind their female peers in academic achievement. Previous studies have shown that male students are less likely than female students to seek academic help, but have not investigated the relationship between gender-typical attitudes and reluctance to seek academic…
Descriptors: Barriers, Help Seeking, Academic Support Services, Academic Achievement
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Griffiths, Teri-Lisa; Dickinson, Jill; Day, Catherine J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This exploratory study addresses a gap in the literature for the potential in assessing domain-specific self-efficacy within the context of Higher Education (HE). Focusing on HE students' participation in extracurricular activities (ECAs), the study builds on the authors' previous research which recognised the impact of ECAs on HE students' lived…
Descriptors: Correlation, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Undergraduate Students
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Bruen, Jennifer; Kelly, Niamh; Loftus, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper explores the attitudes of undergraduate language learners and their lecturers towards the introduction of an attendance policy in an Irish Higher Education Institution. It also analyses the relationship between the introduction of this policy and student performance (average grade) and progression (pass rates). The policy was introduced…
Descriptors: Attendance, School Policy, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning
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Kim, Jeongyeon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
As global competition has intensified in Higher Education (HE) over the past decade, HE institutions of many non-English-speaking societies have strategically concentrated on internationalisation and increased the international population of their campuses. This case study investigated non-native English-speaking international students' academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, International Education
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Gavora, Peter; Vaculíková, Jitka; Kalenda, Jan; Kálmán, Orsolya; Gombos, Péter; Swigost, Magdalena; Bontová, Andrea – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Students' uses of metacognitive reading strategies are an important part of effective learning during university studies. Universities may place varied emphasis on the use of different strategy types, and the students employ them accordingly. A purpose of this study was to examine the use of analytic and pragmatic reading strategies by university…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Learning Processes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Reid, Matthew; Jessop, Donna C.; Miles, Eleanor – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Poorer financial circumstances among undergraduate students predict worse academic outcomes, yet there is a lack of research examining mediators. Accordingly, the present research aimed to identify such mediating variables. In Study 1, cross-sectional data were collected from UK undergraduates (N = 516). Controlling for background variables, path…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Stress Variables, Undergraduate Students, Correlation
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Webb, Oliver J.; Turner, Rebecca – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In contrast with many European nations, university students in the United Kingdom have traditionally relocated for their higher education (HE). However, with rising fees and diversification of the student body, an increasing number are remaining in their parental or own home whilst they attend a local university or commute to a HE provider. For…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Commuting Students
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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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Burston, Mary A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
A government report criticised Australian universities for low proficiency in commercialising epistemic production (research and knowledge). A critical omission was a comparable measure of academic productivity to substantiate whether underperformance correlated with the commercialisation value of research output or whether academic productivity…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Productivity, Correlation, Commercialization
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Balwant, Paul T.; Birdi, Kamal; Stephan, Ute; Topakas, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the use of transformational leadership theory in higher education teaching (often referred to as transformational instructor-leadership). Much of this body of research investigates a direct association between transformational instructor-leadership and student outcomes. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Models, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation
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Li, Jessica; Han, Seung-hyun; Fu, Shengli – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
It is a commonly accepted notion that people take different approaches in learning. Although attention has been given to learning styles as one of the determinants of learning performance, there is are limitations to the inferential approach to understanding the impact of learning styles on learning outcomes. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Style, Outcomes of Education, Engineering Education
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