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dc.contributor.authorBowles, Angela
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Ron
dc.contributor.authorMcPhail, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorRosenstreich, Daniela
dc.contributor.authorDobson, Alexandra
dc.contributor.editorBarbara Grant
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-25T12:30:47Z
dc.date.available2017-07-25T12:30:47Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-03-27T04:25:14Z
dc.identifier.issn0729-4360
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07294360.2013.832157
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/57363
dc.description.abstractStudents' perceptions during their first semester at university may be critical in the decision to continue or discontinue studies. In this study we consider students' perceptions of what factors enable successful transition to university. Using qualitative research, students' perceptions are obtained by in-depth interviews and focus groups that capture the first- and second-order perspectives of existing students at the end of first-year studies. Interview and focus-group themes are used to develop an 80-item questionnaire that is then used to collect data from first-year students (n = 771) at an Australian university. Key findings from the research are the identification of seven enabling factors that fall into two main groups, student centred and university-led. Identifying enablers of transition provides universities with the opportunity to assist students in the successful transition to higher education.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom212
dc.relation.ispartofpageto225
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHigher Education Research and Development
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness systems in context not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350399
dc.titleStaying the distance: students' perceptions of enablers of transition to higher education
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcPhail, Ruth E.
gro.griffith.authorFisher, Ron J.
gro.griffith.authorBowles, Angela


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