The first semester of university life ; ‘will I be able to manage it at all?’

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Title: The first semester of university life ; ‘will I be able to manage it at all?’
Authors: Gibney, AmandaMoore-Cherry, NiamhMurphy, FeargalO'Sullivan, Sara
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Date: 13-Nov-2010
Online since: 2011-02-21T12:52:23Z
Abstract: 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.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Higher Education
Volume: 62
Issue: 3
Start page: 351
End page: 366
Copyright (published version): 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Keywords: First yearUniversity transitionSkillsWorkloadsMotivation
Subject LCSH: College freshmen--Ireland--Attitudes
College students--Psychology
Life skills
DOI: 10.1007/s10734-010-9392-9
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 0018-1560 (Print)
1573-174X (Online)
Appears in Collections:Geography Research Collection
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