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Hesitance to seek assistance in certain areas of university life

Dorovolomo, Jeremy and Waqairatu, S. and Kuma, Clayton and Rore, Alice and Maiwaikatakata, Temalesi (2017) Hesitance to seek assistance in certain areas of university life. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 32 (1). pp. 68-78. ISSN 1011-5846

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The aim of this study is twofold: a) to investigate the area of least student involvement pertaining to a variety of university activities such as the use of the library, computer and information technology, writing experiences, experiences with the faculty, personal experiences, and student acquaintances, and b) investigate the differences in student involvement between faculties regarding these same university activities. Informed by the theory of student involvement, the study utilizes descriptive analysis for the level of involvement and the Kruskal-Wallis test to investigate faculty differences. This quantitative study, involving 332 students of the University of the South Pacific, identifies the relational and interactional hesitance in many measures. This included hesitance to seek assistance at the library or to seek advice from instructors on their writing. Furthermore, students are unlikely to work or socialize with a faculty member on a project or informally, and students are least likely to have serious discussions with others from a different country or political opinion. These findings have implications for positive student involvement and engagement, for student adjustment at university, and overall satisfaction with university.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 00:10
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2018 23:30

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