The complex relationship between emotions, approaches to learning, study success and study progress during the transition to university

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The demands and pressures during the first study year at university are likely to arouse a variety of emotions among students. Nevertheless, there are very few studies on the role of emotions in successful studying during the transition phase. The present study adopts a person-oriented and mixed-method approach to explore, first, the emotions individual students experience during the first year at university. Hierarchical cluster analysis was used to group students (n = 43) on the basis of the emotions they described in an interview. Second, the study investigates how the students in the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Providers of education and training; Participation; Teaching and learning

Keywords: University; Transition from secondary to further education and training

Geographic subjects: Finland; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 73

Journal number: 3

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 441-457

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Special issue: Transition to higher education: an international perspective

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.56

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