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Lerdpornkulrat, Thanita; Koul, Ravinder; Poondej, Chanut – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Disengagement and a lack of motivation have been found to be the major reasons for student drop out from higher education. In order to broaden our understanding of institutional and personal factors associated with intention to complete a college degree, this investigation examined the relationship between students' perceptions of classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Organizational Objectives, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Öhrstedt, Maria; Lindfors, Petra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Previous research indicates that higher educational students' perceptions of stress are in part related to the teaching and learning context, and influence academic outcomes. This study intends to deepen our understanding of these processes by examining the linkages between approaches to learning, perceived stress and expected and actual academic…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen
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Foy, Clare; Keane, Aisling – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The transition from school to university can prove problematic for a number of academic and social reasons and first-year attrition rates are high. Research suggests that first-year students need help adjusting to a new phase of learning in a larger community of practice and that a student's decision to leave represents a negative combination of…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Mentors, Biomedicine, Science Education
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Cabral, Ana; Lambirth, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In the UK, the provision of accelerated undergraduate programmes is responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse and career-focused student body and a flexible, ever-changing labour market. These fast track degrees are particularly new in education where recent developments in school autonomy and teacher training have had consequences on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Maunder, Rachel E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Whilst new friendships and an active social life are commonly discussed features of 'being a student', there is limited empirical research that has quantitatively studied the contribution that social factors play in students' university experience. Research that has been conducted shows that belonging and social integration are important factors…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Peer Relationship
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Walters-Archie, Alecia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The academic support system that is available online for distance students can prove quite beneficial to them before and especially during their course/programme of study. Potter posited that the goal of a programme's academic learner support services for distance learners must be to meet their needs by linking them with fellow students, faculty…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Support Services, Learning Experience, Student Surveys
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Schofield, Cathy; McKenzie, Liz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Deciding what degree to study and where are very important decisions to make for a range of practical and economic reasons, and much research has been undertaken in this area. What has not been considered previously is the decision-making processes of students who have completed an associate degree, such as a Higher National Diploma or Foundation…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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Chown, Nick; Baker-Rogers, Joanna; Hughes, Liz; Cossburn, Kleio Nicola; Byrne, Pam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In the UK autism is classed as a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. Under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, higher education institutions in the UK are legally required to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities who are placed at a substantial disadvantage in comparison to students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Higher Education, At Risk Students
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Tomlinson, George; Freeman, Sydney, Jr. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Over the past decade, the number of advertised tenure-track faculty positions in higher education institutions in the United States and abroad has steadily declined while the competition for these positions has become fierce. This situation has caused some scholars to seek perspectives into the factors that influence the tenure-track faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Selection, Teacher Recruitment, Graduate Study
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Campbell, Natalie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article presents the narrative accounts of six elite student-para-athletes attending higher education full time in the UK. Whilst literature concerning the student-athlete population in the UK is growing, there is no research at present that brings to the fore the voices of student-athletes who represent their country in Paralympic sports. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Athletes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Sá, Elisabete; Dias, Diana; Sá, Maria José – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The role of the university in society and the economy is evolving. Universities produce knowledge that promotes technological developments, which are, in turn, critical to economic growth and competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, it is increasingly expected that universities become more entrepreneurial and assume this third mission in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Comparative Analysis
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Anderson, Scott; Goss, Allen; Inglis, Mike; Kaplan, Alan; Samarbakhsh, Laleh; Toffanin, Melissa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
We studied the impact of clickers, also known as electronic student response systems, on the performance of students on two undergraduate finance courses. Consistent with some of the recent literature, we found that clickers have very little impact on student performance, as measured by final course grades. Further, we found that clickers do not…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Undergraduate Students, Finance Occupations, Business Administration Education
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Hagenauer, Gerda; Gläser-Zikuda, Michaela; Moschner, Barbara – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Based on self-determination theory, this study seeks to explore whether a study environment that provides relevant conditions for students' basic psychological need-satisfaction can lead to more positive and less negative emotional experiences. It also addresses the question of how emotions experienced in the university context are related to…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Learner Engagement, Affective Behavior, Self Determination
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Wood, Phil; Cajkler, Wasyl – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning has become an important field of inquiry, focusing on the development of new and critical pedagogic approaches in higher education. It is a broad field leading to the emergence of a number of contrasting perspectives concerning the development of insights into teaching and learning. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reflective Teaching, Instructional Innovation, Educational Practices
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Chan, Shirley – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article is predominantly concerned with the global challenges associated with managing an academic workforce in an era characterised by increased demand for higher education. In scrutinising global trends in higher education and academic workforce management, the article will address two research questions. First, what are the global trends…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Trend Analysis, Personnel Management
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