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Theme: Transition and Adjustment

Mature age students in transition: Factors contributing to their success in first year

Elizabeth Tindle and Debbie Lincoln
Counselling Services, Gardens Point, QUT.

Every February new mature age students attend an orientation to university for non-school leavers workshop at the main campus of the university. The results of an end of second semester follow up questionnaire sent to students who attended the 1999 orientation, were collated and the main factors contributing to and detracting from first year success are presented in this paper. The impact of the use of Information Technology on their success or otherwise is also discussed.

Full Paper in MS Word

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