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Richardson, John T. E. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The attainment of White students at UK institutions of higher education tends to be higher than that of students from other ethnic groups, but the causes of this are unclear. Aims: This study compared White students and students from other ethnic groups in their conceptions of learning, their approaches to studying, and their academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Student Attitudes, Distance Education
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Richardson, John T. E. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
Background: Recent research on student learning in higher education has identified clear associations between variations in students' perceptions of their academic environment and variations in their study behaviour. Aims: This research investigated a general theoretical model linking students' demographic characteristics, perceptions and study…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Path Analysis, Distance Education, Study Habits