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Title: Becoming a student, being a student, achieving as a student : motivation, study strategies, personal development and academic achievement at two UK universities
Author: Evans, Christopher David
ISNI:       0000 0004 2716 2405
Awarding Body: University of Winchester
Current Institution: University of Winchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Concerns have been expressed about the level of undergraduate engagement in purposive study activities. This research explores the nature and stability of students' university motivations, their relationship to study practices and how these are both related to university achievement Motivation is primarily explored in terms of the higher-level reasons why students undertake university study. A mixed methods approach is taken. A series of questionnaires were administered over two academic years to students at two UK post-1992 universities. Eight hundred and eighty-seven students, mostly studying psychology, completed at least one questionnaire. These covered a number of individual differences, student expectations, motivation, university experience and adaptation, study practices, and competence perceptions. The questionnaires were supplemented by 30 semi-structured interviews conducted at one of the universities.
Supervisor: Williams, Anne ; Redford, Paul Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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