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dc.contributor.convenorKaren Nelsonen_AU
dc.contributor.authorMcPhail, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Ronen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcConachie, Jeanneen_US
dc.contributor.editorKaren Nelsonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:08:54Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:08:54Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-05T07:16:10Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers09/index.htmlen_AU
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent37053 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherQUT Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.fyhe.qut.edu.au/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE2009)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-06-29en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-07-01en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationTownsville, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999en_US
dc.titleBecoming a Successful First Year Undergraduate: When Expectations and Reality Collideen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 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.en_AU
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