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dc.contributor.convenorKaren Nelson
dc.contributor.authorMcPhail, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Ron
dc.contributor.authorMcConachie, Jeanne
dc.contributor.editorKaren Nelson
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:08:54Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:08:54Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-08-05T07:16:10Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers09/index.html
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/31840
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to explore how expectations of university life, examined through a tertiary studies session, can be better aligned with the reality of tertiary studies so as to increase successful transition for commencing students entering university from secondary school. Qualitative survey data were collected and analysed using the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test. The results of the study showed that students had similar expectations before the tertiary study session; however these did not match reality. The contrast was mainly in perceptions concerning independent learning and the differences between the learning experiences of school and university. Having completed the tertiary studies session the students altered their expectations. The findings of this study will assist in addressing retention of first year students and provide an innovative program for aligning expectations.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent37053 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherQUT Publications
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.fyhe.qut.edu.au/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE2009)
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-06-29
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-07-01
dc.relation.ispartoflocationTownsville, Australia
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999
dc.titleBecoming a Successful First Year Undergraduate: When Expectations and Reality Collide
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorMcPhail, Ruth E.
gro.griffith.authorFisher, Ron J.
gro.griffith.authorMcConachie, Jeanne A.


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