The Influence of a single semester of 3rd year study on students' intentions for a postgraduate research degree

What difference does a semester make?

Denise M. Jepsen, Ruth Neumann

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of a single semester of third year study on the postgraduate research degree intentions of psychology and non-psychology students enrolled in a third year Psychology of Organisations university course at a city university. The students responded to a survey at the beginning and again at the end of the semester, producing 60 useable responses. Results indicate that only very slight changes occurred in students’ intentions to embark on
postgraduate research degree over the course of a single third year semester. Students neither changed their preferences for the type of Masters course in which they intended to enrol, nor did they change the degree to which they
intended to study either a combined Masters/PhD or research-only PhD degree. The implications for academics who are seeking postgraduate research students are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRefereed preceedings of the 2008 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference
EditorsMargaret Kiley, Gerry Mullins
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherThe Centre for Educational Development and Academic Methods, The Australian National University
Pages31-41
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780731546411
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventQuality in Postgraduate Research Conference - Adelaide
Duration: 17 Apr 201418 Apr 2014

Conference

ConferenceQuality in Postgraduate Research Conference
CityAdelaide
Period17/04/1418/04/14

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