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Childs, Stephen; Finnie, Ross; Mueller, Richard E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper extends the current literature on access to post-secondary education by investigating the role played by various family background characteristics related to the home environment and family habits and behaviours. Exploiting the extraordinary richness of the Youth in Transition Survey in this regard, we include whether the family ate…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Correlation, College Attendance, Foreign Countries
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Broad, James – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
Independent learning and independent learning strategies are at present significant topics in educational research. The bulk of this research deals with independent learning in junior and higher education with little based upon the further education sector. The focus of this article is the interpretation of independent learning by 16- to…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Byrne, Marann; Flood, Barbara; Willis, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The primary focus of this study is to explore the variation in academic performance of European Business (EB) students, using the student learning framework. Prior research has shown that students' approaches to learning and preferences for teaching influence the quality of their learning outcomes. The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Rhodes, Christopher; Nevill, Alan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
A survey of student satisfaction and dissatisfaction was undertaken within an undergraduate education studies cohort at a new university in the English Midlands. The cohort included both 'traditional' and 'non-traditional' students and represented an increasingly typical 'widened' community of students within higher education. This student-…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Surveys, Social Integration, Foreign Countries
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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
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Wigley, Stephen C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This paper reports the results of an empirical study of psychological morale in further education students. Success in A-level examinations is dependant on a number of factors, not only intellectual ability but also morale and other personality factors. This investigation aimed to assess the influence of these factors in the 16-18 years age range.…
Descriptors: Tests, Personality, Investigations, Adult Education
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Bailey, Bill – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This article presents data from two small-scale investigations of the employment of learning support staff in further colleges in England. The policy context after the incorporation of the colleges in 1993 and available data on these staff are reviewed. This is followed by a summary and analysis of findings from interviews with human resource…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Human Resources, Staff Development
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Cooke, Richard; Barkham, Michael; Audin, Kerry; Bradley, Margaret; Davy, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The present paper outlines the experiences reported by students from different social class backgrounds who have recently graduated from university. Students from manual skilled and partly skilled backgrounds were classed as disadvantaged, while students from professional or intermediate backgrounds were classed as advantaged. Data were collected…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Characteristics, Higher Education, Foreign Countries