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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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Cownie, Fiona – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Commitment and word-of-mouth communication are important relational ideas: commitment a central and defining aspect of relationships; word-of-mouth a key relational outcome. This research examines the relationship between commitment and word-of-mouth communication within the context of higher education. The study tests a new conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Interpersonal Communication
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Pawar, Sanjay Krishnapratap; Dasgupta, Hirak; Vispute, Swati – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The inflow of international students to Indian higher education has remained low and this should be a matter of great concern. As a piece of country-specific research, this paper aims to understand the factors that influence an international students' choice of India as a higher education destination. The results of an exploratory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Decision Making, Enrollment Influences
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Trinidad, Jose Eos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Student-centred learning (SCL) is often understood differently by people, and the differences are even more salient in higher education, where there are some very strong advocates and vocal critics. Theoretical research on SCL in higher education often highlights five key aspects but these have not been empirically scrutinised. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Higher Education, College Students
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Barton, Emma; Bates, Elizabeth A.; O'Donovan, Rachel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research suggests that students entering Higher Education are doing so with greater expectations around their graduate employability. Students' volunteering activities have been of interest to academics, but the impact of these activities on learning, employability and student satisfaction has been neglected. The current study investigated whether…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Volunteers, Student Satisfaction
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Wallace, Susan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This paper is based on a one-year research project in the UK designed to investigate teachers' strategies for motivating learners and managing non-compliant behaviour in the further education sector. Carried out in collaboration with 203 teachers in three colleges of further education, the inquiry set out to identify, through the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Adult Students, Student Motivation
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Di Paolo, Terry; Pegg, Ann – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
While arrangements for credit transfer exist across the UK higher education sector, little is known about credit-transfer students or why they re-engage with study. Policy makers have cited credit transfer as a mechanism for reducing wastage and drop-out, but this paper challenges this assumption and instead examines how credit transfer serves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer Students, College Credits, Transfer Policy
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Thain, Richard Holman; McDonough, Ambrose; Priestley, Alan Duncan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
A strategy for teaching and learning was developed at Britannia Royal Naval College during 2006 in order to address several key issues. These included improving professional knowledge and skills retention, enhancing pedagogical practices to increase levels of student motivation, and adapting the training and educational package to an extremely…
Descriptors: Military Schools, Learning Strategies, Professional Training, Student Surveys
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Byrne, Marann; Flood, Barbara – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
Framed by the accounting education change debate and growing national concern regarding student attrition, this paper examines the perceptions of first-year students as they commence their study of accounting at an Irish university. It explores a range of factors which impact on students' learning: their motives for entering higher education,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Accounting
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Prescott, Ann; Simpson, Edward – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The evolution in students' expectations based on Maslow's theory of human motivation shows a transition from expectations having an effect upon motivation towards those providing a satisfactory experience. Maslow's argument was that once the lower level needs, such as physiological and safety needs, are met other higher needs emerge. In the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dropouts, College Students, Student Needs