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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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Ekoç, Arzu – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In parallel with the spread of English as an international language of communication, English Medium Instruction (EMI) has rapidly gained importance in Turkish tertiary education but also brought some controversy among students and academics. It is important to clarify the prevailing situation in order to enhance the quality of instruction.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kanuka, Heather; Holmes, Jason; Cowley, Summer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend an understanding of success experienced by leaders in teaching development units. Using a framework comprised of narratives of constraint, this qualitative study interviewed 38 academics in leadership roles from Finland, Australia, Sweden, Norway, the United States, Canada, Scotland, and England. Findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Qualities, Higher Education, Research Universities
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Mulrenan, Patrick; Atkins, Julia; Cox, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This study examines the experience of homeless university students. A focus group and in-depth interviews were conducted among 16 homeless students at a university in London to determine the factors that enable them to remain at university despite being homeless. Homelessness has been increasing in the UK since 2010, particularly in London.…
Descriptors: Homeless People, College Students, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries
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Cisco, Jonathan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Impostor phenomenon (IP) refers to an overwhelming feeling of intellectual fraudulence and affects individuals across a number of fields. Academia provides an environment in which these feelings can flourish, particularly within postgraduate students. In spite of the research exploring these feelings, we know little about how to reduce them in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Psychological Patterns, Self Concept, Intervention
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Mantzios, Michail; Egan, Helen; Cook, Amy; Jutley-Neilson, Jagjeet; O'Hara, Mark – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
High levels of stress, anxiety, negative thoughts and emotions are being increasingly reported amongst university students and all impact negatively upon academic performance and student satisfaction. A cross-sectional design was adopted to explore how personality traits and attitudes relevant to wellbeing (i.e. mindfulness, positive and negative…
Descriptors: Well Being, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Metacognition
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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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Jensen, Karen; Fumasoli, Tatiana; Stensaker, Bjørn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Much research is currently addressing how to establish, maintain and govern stakeholder collaboration in higher education. In this article, the concept of shadow organising, i.e. stakeholder imitation of formal educational provision, is introduced to illustrate bottom-up, proactive ways to connect multiple autonomous organisations and stakeholder…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Legal Education (Professions)
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Grey, David; Osborne, Corrina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Recent years have seen renewed interest in personal tutoring in the UK higher education sector, and many higher education institutions (HEIs) are reconsidering and enhancing their personal tutoring provision. There is limited research into the principles and models of personal tutoring in the UK context and no studies which identify how those…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Monteiro, Sílvia; Ferreira, Joaquim Armando; Almeida, Leandro S. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In a time where employability issues are at the top of political agendas and employment prospects represent the most important predictor of satisfaction with higher education, the question about how higher education institutions can better prepare their graduates for the labour market becomes increasingly important. Taking the career construction…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Competence, Employment Potential, Higher Education
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Jabbar, Abdul; Teviotdale, Wilma; Mirza, Mohammed; Mswaka, Walter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
UK Higher Education (HE) is going through a process of unprecedented change, where large numbers of its student body now come from internationally diverse contexts. These students come from different cultures, backgrounds and educational systems which influence the way they interact, learn and engage with UK HE. Key participants in this engagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Students
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Brown, Brandon; Pederson, Joseph A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Recently, many popular social media platforms have been incorporated into educational settings to supplement classroom teaching and improve the student learning experience. Considering the degree to which social media has been adopted by the sport industry, and the popularity of social media among college students, the current study examines if…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment
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Ursin, Jani; Vähäsantanen, Katja; McAlpine, Lynn; Hökkä, Päivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This narrative study investigated identity, agency and emotions, amongst an under-researched academic group -- those without PhDs with primary responsibility for teaching, who are also expected to do research. In this interview-based paper, we examine the experience of such Finnish academics in a research-intensive university. Thematic and then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Research Universities, College Faculty
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Harvey, Marina; Vlachopoulos, Panos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
A growing body of research supports the learning and teaching of reflective practice in higher education; however, the application of reflective skills beyond the classroom, and specifically in professional development, is underdeveloped. While the value of reflective practice may not be clearly apparent for academic and professional staff,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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