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An investigation into the self-efficacy of year one undergraduate students at a widening participation university

An investigation into the self-efficacy of year one undergraduate students at a widening participation university

Reilly, Dawn ORCID: 0000-0003-2317-4700, Warren, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0002-1441-9369, Kristandl, Gerhard ORCID: 0000-0002-8461-0935 and Lin, Yong ORCID: 0000-0001-7118-2946 (2021) An investigation into the self-efficacy of year one undergraduate students at a widening participation university. Teaching in Higher Education. ISSN 1356-2517 (Print), 1470-1294 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2021.2015756)

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Abstract

Retention and progression issues are complex problems that need to be addressed by the Higher Education sector. This paper views the academic self-efficacy of students as an important matter which is linked to retention and progression. The study employs online student surveys to analyse the differences in self-efficacy among year one students on accounting and finance, and business undergraduate programmes at a United Kingdom university with a widening participation agenda. The study references student discussion forums to share the voices of year one students, exploring how confident they feel about their ability to progress. It finds no association between performance and ethnicity, but that student performance is associated with gender and type of entry qualification. The social aspect of learning, and its value in supporting sources of academic self-efficacy, is a theme which emerged strongly in the forums.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnicity, foundation year, gender, self-efficacy, widening participation, year one
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
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Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 11:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/34394

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