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Making the successful transition to university: psychological predictors of first year sports students' academic performance expectations

Breslin, Gavin, Liston, Katie/K, Prentice, Garry and McConnell, N C (2013) Making the successful transition to university: psychological predictors of first year sports students' academic performance expectations. Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice, 4 . pp. 43-56. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This study reflects preliminary analyses from a longitudinal study examining the role of an enhanced first year induction programme for sport students at the University of Ulster and the psychological factors impacting on the first year transition including: motivation; academic stress; self-esteem; student and lecturer role expectations; and, academic performance expectations. The findings have relevance both to the design of induction programmes and the content of first year undergraduate programmes but also for the wider management of student engagement and student retention. Central to this is motivation and the need to promote “pupils’ engagement in learning and motivational resilience” (McLean, 2009, p.5).

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
Built Environment Research Institute > Fire Safety and Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT)
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine
ID Code:27081
Deposited By: Dr Katie Liston
Deposited On:24 Sep 2013 08:38
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:11

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