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Hintsanen, Mirka; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Academic emotions in the context of master's thesis work is a highly understudied issue. This study examined the association between self-regulated learning skills and academic emotions elicited by master's thesis work. Altogether, 84 behavioural sciences students conducting their master's theses completed a survey comprised of a modified version…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Study Skills, Psychological Patterns, Graduate Students
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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research has indicated significant disparities in the academic achievement of minority and majority groups in most Western countries. In light of the role of academic achievement as the main component of social mobility, it is important to understand the source of these differences between the majority and minority groups. The present research…
Descriptors: Differences, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Goal Orientation
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Balwant, Paul T.; Birdi, Kamal; Stephan, Ute; Topakas, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the use of transformational leadership theory in higher education teaching (often referred to as transformational instructor-leadership). Much of this body of research investigates a direct association between transformational instructor-leadership and student outcomes. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Models, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation
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Chan, Carmen W. H.; Leung, Doris Y. P.; Lee, Diana T. F.; Chair, Sek Ying; Ip, Wan Yim; Sit, Janet W. H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Hong Kong has introduced a senior intake admission scheme which is similar to the US model of credit transfer from community college programmes to university bachelor programmes. The study aimed to assess the outcomes, in terms of generic capabilities, of introducing a senior intake articulation scheme to a bachelor of nursing curriculum in Hong…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Nursing Students, Educational Environment, Program Implementation
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Sauvé, Louise; Fortin, Anne; Viger, Chantal; Landry, France – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Study programme withdrawal and student perseverance in post-secondary education are major challenges for post-secondary institutions, especially in view of the increasing difficulty of retaining the student clientele during the first year of university studies. To analyse the challenges students face in terms of learning strategies, we asked…
Descriptors: Accounting, Learning Strategies, Academic Persistence, Barriers
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Brachem, Julia-Carolin; Braun, Edith M. P. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
All over the world, universities have to cope with the mission to promote the employability of their graduates, implying that competences should be trained which are relevant for the professional experience. In this context, it is of special interest where graduates work and what they are doing at work. In this study we focus on educational…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Minimum Competencies, Graduation Requirements, Job Skills
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Bates, Madeleine; Curtis, Sally; Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
There are arguably many factors that affect the way a student learns. A recent report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) on student academic experience in the UK states that class size is an important factor in the quality of the student experience and that smaller class sizes provide greater…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Attendance, Medical Students, Learning Strategies
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Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The academic year 2012/13 marked a major milestone in the history of Hong Kong higher education as it witnessed the admission of two markedly different cohorts of Cantonese-speaking freshmen to the city's English-medium universities: those embarking for the last time upon the traditional 3-year programme modelled on the British system of initial…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, General Education
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Callinan, Carol J.; van der Zee, Emile; Wilson, Garry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Social cognitive learning theory has shown that observational learning positively influences essay writing development in high-school students, and that self-efficacy impacts on motivation. This study investigated the relative contribution of model observation, model evaluation, post-submission feedback, and factors relating to self-efficacy, as…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Self Efficacy
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Pennington, Charlotte R.; Bates, Elizabeth A.; Kaye, Linda K.; Bolam, Lauren T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In view of recent changes in the higher education sector, such as increased tuition fees, a greater focus has been placed on widening participation initiatives and monitoring student satisfaction. The aims of the current study were twofold: (1) to explore whether pre-entry programmes foster successful transition to higher education, and (2) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychology, Psychological Patterns
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Asikainen, Henna; Hailikari, Telle; Mattsson, Markus – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Research concerning students' emotions as well as their way of coping with their emotions in different situations has been scarce. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between self-regulated learning, academic emotions, psychological flexibility, study success and study pace during university-level studies. A total of 274 arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Humanities, Liberal Arts
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Oldfield, Jeremy; Rodwell, Judith; Curry, Laura; Marks, Gillian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Absenteeism from university teaching sessions is increasingly becoming a common phenomenon and remains a major concern to universities. Poor attendance has significant and detrimental effects on students themselves, their peers and teaching staff. There is, however, a lack of previous research investigating demographic and psychological predictors…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Attendance, Lecture Method, Seminars
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Ghenghesh, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Personal tutoring is considered to be an important support mechanism for students in higher education. However, the existing personal tutoring system at the British University in Egypt has needed for quite some time to be reviewed and improved as anecdotal evidence suggests that it is ineffective. This article therefore aims to identify the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Aditomo, Anindito – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Mature epistemic beliefs underlie higher-order thinking and learning outcomes. Previous studies have established that epistemic beliefs predict task-specific performance. However, there is mixed evidence regarding the relationships between such beliefs and course-level academic performance. This study investigated whether disciplinary type ('soft'…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen
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Maharaj, Chris; Blair, Erik; Chin Yuen Kee, Sarah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The link between motivation and success is well documented; however, there is still room to problematise motivation in regards to the individual and contextual levels. This study looks at motivation in relation to students studying undergraduate engineering courses at a Caribbean university and seeks to discover the factors that motivate them to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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