Does belonging matter? Exploring the role of social connectedness as a critical factor in students' transition to higher education

 

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dc.contributor.author Pym, June en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Goodman, Suki en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Patsika, Natasha en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-29T17:33:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-29T17:33:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pym, J., Goodman, S., Patsika, N. 2011. Does belonging matter? Exploring the role of social connectedness as a critical factor in students' transition to higher education. Pins: Psychology in Society. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1015-6046 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9829
dc.description.abstract Widening access to Higher Education throughout the world has meant an increase in the number of students who do not necessarily have the types of capital that universities require. This means an increasing need to engage with the issues that separate students from connecting with their modes and places of learning. This paper describes a successful Academic Development programme that is focused on equity students in the Commerce Faculty at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). The programme actively promotes academic and affective factors that will contribute toward affirming students' identity and developing a learning community. The paper reports on the results of a research project that combined qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate how fostering social connectedness impacts on the transition of students to higher education and their academic performance. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Psychology in Society en_ZA
dc.rights http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1015-6046&lng=en&nrm=iso en_ZA
dc.source Pins: Psychology in Society en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1015-60462011000200004 en_ZA
dc.subject social connectedness en_ZA
dc.subject sense of belonging en_ZA
dc.subject transition to higher education en_ZA
dc.subject academic performance en_ZA
dc.title Does belonging matter? Exploring the role of social connectedness as a critical factor in students' transition to higher education en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Academic Development Programme (ADP) en_ZA
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