How do the different study profiles of first-year students predict their study success, study progress and the completion of degrees?

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The relationship between study success and the nature of 550 first-year law students' study processes was investigated using a modified version of the Approaches to Learning and Studying Inventory. The students were classified into four study profiles according to their approaches to learning, indicating the nature of their study processes. In addition, the students were divided into six study success groups on the basis of their earned study credits and grade point average. The results showed that both approaches to learning and study success in the first study year predicted graduation...  [+] Show more

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

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

Geographic subjects: Europe; Finland

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

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 74

Journal number: 6

Journal date: December 2017

Pages: pp. 949-962

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

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.126

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