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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
In modern society, academic success is closely associated with achievement. In order to help students realise their potential, it is essential to understand the factors that promote academic success. The research literature indicates several factors that are associated with academic success, including learning strategies, self-direction, and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Independent Study
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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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Garvey, Loretta; Hodgson, Yvonne; Tighe, Josephine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Assessment in higher education requires a high level of accountability and responsibility and is a major influence on student learning but can be a source of stress for staff and students. This project aimed to evaluate first-year students' conceptions of assessment in biomedical science and nursing to determine positive or negative trends and how…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Nursing Education
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Webb, Justin; Arthur, Ryan; McFarlane-Edmond, Pansy; Burns, Thomas; Warren, Digby – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Black and minority ethnic (BME) students are less likely to achieve a first or upper-class second degree than White students. This evaluation investigated the experiences of BME Health and Social Care students at a London university of the hidden curriculum, thematically analysed through a critical race lens. Four overarching themes were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Minority Group Students, Racial Differences
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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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Bell, Karen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
How to increase student satisfaction is a question that Higher Education institutes have become increasingly focussed on. While previous research indicates a number of factors can contribute to student satisfaction, teaching has been found to be of high importance. This study interviewed students and staff in a UK university that had achieved high…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship
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Binfet, John-Tyler; Willis-Stewart, Sally; Lauze, Adam; Green, Freya L. L.; Draper, Zakary A.; Calibaba, Brittany – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Attending university can present a host of challenges for undergraduate students and the mental health of students has increasingly become a concern as students struggle to meet the demands of new academic and social expectations. Despite several studies assessing the effects of being kind on well-being, there remains a dearth of research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mental Health, Altruism, Assignments
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Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Dashtestani, Reza; Mellati, Morteza – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The outbreak of COVID-19 has posed a sudden and unprecedented change to the educational system. This study investigated the impact of this sudden change on EFL learners' perceptions of assessment in a technology-enhanced learning environment. Assessment dimensions such as affective factors, validity, reliability, practicality, security and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Technological Literacy, COVID-19
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Scott, Fraser J.; Willison, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
For many years, a key driver for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) has been ensuring that students are prepared for employment post-graduation. This has often resulted in HEIs providing specific modules of study focussing on employability and soft skills. The existing research literature presents a variety of strategies for embedding…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Employment Potential
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Menendez Alvarez-Hevia, David; Lord, Janet; Naylor, Steven – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper explores the factors that influence attendance to taught sessions in higher education. Absenteeism is approached as a complex phenomenon that is problematic when considering how students, lecturers and universities relate to it. Our study is conducted as a case study based on a large post-92 university in England, focusing on the…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Undergraduate Students, Influences, Foreign Countries
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Wong, Billy; ElMorally, Reham; Copsey-Blake, Meggie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In UK higher education, minority ethnic students are less likely to graduate with a good degree than their White British counterparts, even when prior attainment is considered. Until recently, concerns about this ethnicity degree awarding gap have not received the research attention it deserves. In this paper, we contribute to this gap in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Ethnicity, Racial Differences, Achievement Gap
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Myers, Frances; Glover, Hayley; Stephens, Carey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Successful retention of students through understanding their motivations and behaviours is a challenge to universities worldwide. Whilst the impact of withdrawals is an issue for all institutions, attrition for distance-learning providers is particularly problematic owing to higher non-completion rates, less physical visibility, and because…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Withdrawal (Education), Foreign Countries
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Shin, Minsun; Hickey, Kasey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has affected humanity and education worldwide as continued learning amidst massive school closures required the unprecedented decision to make a rapid transition from in-person learning to remote online learning. This abrupt and temporary shift to remote online learning due to crisis circumstances was…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Emergency Programs
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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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