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Lamma Mansour – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
This paper explores the experiences of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel (PAI) on entering Israeli higher education (HE). Adopting a sequential exploratory mixed methods design, seven online focus groups ("n" = 19) were conducted, followed by an online survey ("n" = 453). The findings indicate that PAI students experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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Leslie Morrison Gutman; Fatima Younas; Rachel Perowne; Eanna O'Hanrachtaigh – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
Survey research has evidenced the work-related stresses reported by higher education staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, with indications that some groups may have been more vulnerable than others. However, for the most part, this research has not taken into account individuals' intersecting identities and their circumstances, which are likely to…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Research Universities, Foreign Countries, School Personnel
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Jade McKay; Bhavani Sridharan – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
Despite the vast body of research surrounding collaborative group work (CGW) and its potential to enhance learning and engagement, questions persist in relation to the effectiveness of CGW initiatives in the development of teamwork skills amongst students in higher education. Prior studies have tended to measure the effectiveness of teamwork and…
Descriptors: College Students, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Educational Technology
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Morane Stevens; Jan Elen – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
Especially in higher education -- but true for any setting -- what students do within a learning environment determines their learning outcomes. Given that they regulate their own learning, students do not always act in accordance with the instructions and intentions of the designed learning environment, which in turn has implications for their…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, College Instruction
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Po Yang – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
The massification of higher education has dramatically changed the association between credentials and jobs in advanced countries, while its impacts in transitional economies have received less academic attention. To address this research lacuna, the paper utilizes rich information from China's national surveys of college graduates from 2003 to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Social Mobility, Access to Education
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Linna Xu; Yujia Hu – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
College students are currently facing various crises due to psychological issues, driving universities to prioritise their mental health. Perceived overqualification negatively affects students' well-being. Drawing on the person-organisation fit theory, we propose that perceived overqualification reduces students' organisational identification,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Attitudes, Student Leadership
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Bruce Macfarlane; Jason Yeung – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
Reflection on the meaning of the word 'tradition', and related terms such as 'traditional', is conceptually complex but has been subject to limited critical scrutiny within academic discourse. The evidence of this study, drawing on the theory of tradition and a database of all 6947 papers published in "Studies in Higher Education"…
Descriptors: Traditionalism, Conventional Instruction, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Anita Fitzgerald; Sharon Konrad; Belinda Daughrity; Lei Sun – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
To assess the self-reported professional identity of healthcare majors at a large public university, and to understand the degree to which the students perceive their healthcare programs support the development of this identity. An online, modified version of the Professional Identity Five-Factor Scale (Tan, Van der Molen, and Schmidt [2017]. 'A…
Descriptors: College Students, Allied Health Occupations Education, Professional Identity, Student Attitudes
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Ji Won You – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
Team project-based learning has become increasingly common in higher education. This study aimed to characterise and understand students' team learning experiences in team project-based learning by considering various aspects, such as individual qualities, teamwork, task, and instructor support. K-means clustering analysis was performed using…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Profiles, Outcomes of Education, Student Projects
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Akour, Mutasem Mohammad; Damra, Jalal K.; Al Ali, Tagreed M.; Ghaith, Souad M.; Ghbari, Thaer A.; Shammout, Nezar A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
In higher education, research courses are an integral part of all academic majors that intend to help students in becoming better readers and/or authors of research. However, there is a paucity in instruments that measure various constructs that are related to research education. The 13-item revised scale of attitudes toward research is one of the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Jiejie Lyu; Deborah Shepherd; Kerry Lee – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
Drawing on a general distinction underlying theoretical and practical-focused pedagogies, this study examines the nexus among entrepreneurship pedagogy, entrepreneurial intention, and opportunity discovery and exploitation of an entrepreneurial process. Data was obtained from nascent student entrepreneurs (n = 462) enrolled in Chinese universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students
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Karunarathne, Wasana; Calma, Angelito – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
The importance of creativity for survival in modern society is well recognised. However, the development of creative thinking skills through formal education still needs more attention, and the assessment of creative thinking skills using valid models in higher education is under-researched. Our paper presents the deficits and improvements in…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Business Education, Economics Education
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Panagiotis Arsenis; Miguel Flores – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
We study whether the completion of an optional professional year placement during undergraduate studies enhances job quality, in terms of earnings, job security and career fit, for economics graduates from a UK university. Using linear and discrete choice models, we estimate the effect of doing a professional year placement on four graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Work Experience Programs
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Madison, Guy; Sundell, Knut – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
Sex differences in human performance have been documented across a wide array of human endeavours. Males tend to exhibit higher performance in intellectually demanding and competitive domains, and this difference tends to be more pronounced the higher the level of performance. Here, we analyse publishing performance for the whole population of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Productivity, College Faculty, Intellectual Disciplines
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William E. Donald; Yehuda Baruch; Melanie J. Ashleigh – Studies in Higher Education, 2024
This paper aims to conceptualise and operationalise an Employability Capital Growth Model (ECGM) via a systematic literature review of 42,558 manuscripts from Web of Science and Scopus databases published between 2016 and 2022 from the fields of graduate employability and career development incorporating applied psychology, business, education,…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, College Graduates, Social Capital
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