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An investigation of self-efficacy: can it help us to understand and improve the retention and progression of our students in the era of TEF?

An investigation of self-efficacy: can it help us to understand and improve the retention and progression of our students in the era of TEF?

Warren, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0002-1441-9369 and Reilly, Dawn (2019) An investigation of self-efficacy: can it help us to understand and improve the retention and progression of our students in the era of TEF? In: 'Creativity, Criticality and Conformity in Higher Education' SRHE Annual Research Conference, 11-13 December 2019, UK. SRHE.

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Abstract

Retention and progression issues are complex problems which are facing the sector. Therefore the academic self-efficacy of our students is something we need to explore to determine if we can provide more suitable support mechanisms and delivery modes of our traditional degrees. This study examines the self-efficacy of year one students and is the initial phase of a longitudinal project, tracking students through their programmes to learn which factors affect students’ academic self-efficacy and the points at which our programmes have a positive or negative effect on the self-efficacy of particular sub-groups. We can then observe when and if any differences in self-efficacy arise across sub-groups, informing our understanding of the attainment gap for black and minority ethnic students (McDuff et al, 2018) and enabling us to monitor any difference in self-efficacy for the students with lower entry qualifications who progress to year one via the foundation year of our Extended programmes (Harwood, 2016).

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 'Creativity, Criticality and Conformity in Higher Education' SRHE Annual Research Conference, 11-13 December 2019, UK
Uncontrolled Keywords: business education, extended programmes, foundation year, retention, self-efficacy, TEF
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 11:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26381

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