Approaches to studying and perceptions of the academic environment among university students in China

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622649
Title:
Approaches to studying and perceptions of the academic environment among university students in China
Authors:
Price, Linda ( 0000-0001-5291-0469 ) ; Richardson, John T.E. ( 0000-0002-6267-0603 ) ; Robinson, Bernadette; Ding, Xia; Sun, Xiaoling; Han, Cuiling
Abstract:
It has been claimed that students from 'Confucian-heritage' cultures approach studying in higher education differently from Western students. This study investigated the experiences and the approaches to studying of students at a university in China. A total of 356 students completed both the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) and the Revised Approaches to Studying Inventory (RASI). Their responses to the CEQ yielded two factors concerned with student support and course demands. Their responses to the RASI yielded two factors: a deep/strategic approach and a surface approach. Students who rated their courses positively in terms of student support were more likely to adopt a deep/strategic approach. Students who rated their courses positively in terms of course demands were less likely to adopt a surface approach. In broad terms, the students' perceptions and approaches to studying were similar to those of Western students, though with some specific differences. The findings add to the literature on Chinese students' approaches to learning and also have practical implications for teachers seeking to promote more desirable forms of studying in their students.
Affiliation:
Open University
Citation:
Price L, Richardson JTE, Robinson B, Ding X, Sun X, Han C (2011) 'Approaches to studying and perceptions of the academic environment among university students in China', Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 31 (2), pp.159-175.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Asia Pacific Journal of Education
Issue Date:
24-Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622649
DOI:
10.1080/02188791.2011.566996
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02188791.2011.566996
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0218-8791
Appears in Collections:
Education

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Lindaen
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, John T.E.en
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Bernadetteen
dc.contributor.authorDing, Xiaen
dc.contributor.authorSun, Xiaolingen
dc.contributor.authorHan, Cuilingen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-19T12:40:52Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-19T12:40:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-24-
dc.identifier.citationPrice L, Richardson JTE, Robinson B, Ding X, Sun X, Han C (2011) 'Approaches to studying and perceptions of the academic environment among university students in China', Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 31 (2), pp.159-175.en
dc.identifier.issn0218-8791-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02188791.2011.566996-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622649-
dc.description.abstractIt has been claimed that students from 'Confucian-heritage' cultures approach studying in higher education differently from Western students. This study investigated the experiences and the approaches to studying of students at a university in China. A total of 356 students completed both the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) and the Revised Approaches to Studying Inventory (RASI). Their responses to the CEQ yielded two factors concerned with student support and course demands. Their responses to the RASI yielded two factors: a deep/strategic approach and a surface approach. Students who rated their courses positively in terms of student support were more likely to adopt a deep/strategic approach. Students who rated their courses positively in terms of course demands were less likely to adopt a surface approach. In broad terms, the students' perceptions and approaches to studying were similar to those of Western students, though with some specific differences. The findings add to the literature on Chinese students' approaches to learning and also have practical implications for teachers seeking to promote more desirable forms of studying in their students.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02188791.2011.566996en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.subjectX342 Academic studies in Higher Educationen
dc.titleApproaches to studying and perceptions of the academic environment among university students in Chinaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOpen Universityen
dc.identifier.journalAsia Pacific Journal of Educationen
dc.date.updated2018-04-17T13:56:54Z-
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