Measuring the beginning: a quantitative study of the transition to higher education

  title={Measuring the beginning: a quantitative study of the transition to higher education},
  author={Simon Brooman and Sue Darwent},
  journal={Studies in Higher Education},
  pages={1523 - 1541}
This quantitative study measures change in certain factors known to influence success of first-year students during the transition to higher education: self-efficacy, autonomous learning and social integration. A social integration scale was developed with three subscales: ‘sense of belonging’, ‘relationship with staff’ and ‘old friends’. Students responded to this and existing scales measuring self-efficacy and autonomous learning, before and after participating in transition activities… 

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