Thesis / Dissertation

The Experience of Transition and Adjustment for Mature-Age, Undergraduate Students in their First Year of University

L DAWBORN-GUNDLACH, K Margetts (ed.)

Published : 2015

Abstract

The increasingly diverse enrolment of first year undergraduate students at tertiary institutions in Australia, and overseas, raises issues about the transition of different groups of students and the support and services required to make a positive adjustment to university. Using a pragmatic approach, this study examined the experiences of transition of mature-age students to university and has added to understandings of the transition experiences of mature-age students in their first undergraduate university courses. The study adopted a sequential mixed methods approach using qualitative and quantitative research methods. The study addressed four research questions: 1. How well do mature..

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