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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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Austen, Liz; Pickering, Nathaniel; Judge, Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Foundation year provision provides access to Higher Education by developing the skills and subject-specific knowledge required to undertake an undergraduate degree course. This article explores the experiences of students during transition onto an Integrated Foundation Year in Art and Design Year (IFYAD) at one UK Higher Education Institution. The…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Higher Education, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries
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Cage, Eilidh; Jones, Emma; Ryan, Gemma; Hughes, Gareth; Spanner, Leigh – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Student mental health is an issue of paramount concern and it is recognised that transition may have a negative impact. However, little work has captured transition-related experiences of students and staff. This study examined perspectives on perceived challenges with transitions into, during and out of university, and perceptions of what support…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Moogan, Y. J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper analyses the student decision-making model for international postgraduate (PG) students with a concentration on consumer service marketing principles. Using a grounded theory approach and exploratory techniques (focus groups), it investigates qualitatively why the UK is the destination choice, the rationale for the programme of study…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Decision Making, 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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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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Baker, Sally; Irwin, Evonne; Freeman, Homa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
While there is a growing knowledge base of how students experience their transitions into and through university, little is known about how they experience the temporal dimensions of their higher education (HE) studies, particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students. This article draws on Australian longitudinal research…
Descriptors: Refugees, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Time Perspective
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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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Scally, Jayme; Jiang, Man – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
TESOL postgraduate students come to the UK from China seeking an authentic environment in which to develop their English language skills and learn about their host culture. This paper provides a substantive review of the historical context of higher education in China, including its Confucian cultural heritage, and shows its evolution from a…
Descriptors: Socialization, Asians, Foreign Students, Confucianism
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Bohndick, Carla; Menne, Christina M.; Kohlmeyer, Susanne; Buhl, Heike M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Internet-based self-assessments (ISAs) are tools used to support finding the right educational fit for higher education (HE) students. ISAs typically consist of a questionnaire followed by a feedback report about the results. It is unknown how the characteristics of the feedback report itself affect individuals' acceptance and motivation to follow…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Internet, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Students
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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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