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

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dc.contributor.author Gibney, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Moore, Niamh
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Feargal
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-21T12:52:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-21T12:52:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. en
dc.date.issued 2010-11-13
dc.identifier.citation Higher Education en
dc.identifier.issn 0018-1560 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1573-174X (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2788
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.format.extent 157696 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/msword
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.requires Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering Research Collection en
dc.relation.requires GPEP Research Collection en
dc.subject First year en
dc.subject University transition en
dc.subject Skills en
dc.subject Workloads en
dc.subject Motivation en
dc.subject.lcsh College freshmen--Ireland--Attitudes en
dc.subject.lcsh College students--Psychology en
dc.subject.lcsh Life skills en
dc.title The first semester of university life ; ‘will I be able to manage it at all?’ en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-010-9392-9
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 62 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 351 en
dc.identifier.endpage 366 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10734-010-9392-9
dc.neeo.contributor Gibney|Amanda|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Moore|Niamh|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Murphy|Feargal|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor O'Sullivan|Sara|aut|
dc.description.admin Embargo until 13/11/11? Seems not yet published - AV 14/2/2011 en
dc.internal.rmsid 241502978


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