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On becoming an undergraduate : transition to university

By Elizabeth Tindle

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This paper investigates the first year experience of undergraduates with a view to discovering some of the factors which determine a successful negotiation of the transitional phase. The paper begins with a theoretical framework of transition based on the three models of Van Gennep (1960), Viney (1980) and Tinto (1987) and applied to the educational transition from school to University. A new model of transition is presented which looks at the relationship between social and academic adjustment of students to university over time

Topics: 130103 Higher Education
Publisher: Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association
Year: 1996
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:55463

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