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The first semester of university life ; ‘will I be able to manage it at all?’
Gibney, Amanda; Moore-Cherry, Niamh; Murphy, Feargal; O'Sullivan, Sara
This paper reports on an Irish study examining first year students’ recollections of their concerns, motivations, level of preparedness and perceived skills on entry to university. The study aims to investigate and understand the implications of the attitudes of first year students as they make the transition to university. It also explores students’ behaviour during their initial weeks at university. It is important to understand the anxieties of new students, their views on their abilities and their confidence in managing their new role as these factors will have consequences for their experience as first year university students. These findings are explored with a view to enhancing the quality of support for students during this key transition. Not applicable Embargo until 13/11/11? Seems not yet published - AV 14/2/2011
Keyword(s): First year; University transition; Skills; Workloads; Motivation; College freshmen--Ireland--Attitudes; College students--Psychology; Life skills
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): Springer
File Format(s): other; application/msword
First Indexed: 2012-08-25 05:18:45 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:27:32