Learning Strategies, Performance Indicators and University Student Satisfaction:
What Can Psychosocial Variables Tell Us?
Nerina J. Caltabiano, Marie L. Caltabiano, and Agnes Au.
ISBN: 978-1-921214-90-5 B5 134pp
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The research papers collected in University Student Satisfaction: What can Psychosocial Variables Tell Us? are pioneering contributions to understanding what leads to student satisfaction in a university setting. The papers provide insights into:
- Why students persevere with their studies
- Self-efficacy and coping styles that students engage in,
- The role that locus of control, self-efficacy and trait hope play in student satisfaction,
- Time management issues,
- Study and employment management.
These investigations result in significant research findings and highlight some of the issues that confront students and what areas could be a focus to improve student satisfaction during their time at tertiary institutions.
- Author Biographies
- List of Contributors
- Method regarding the Overall Student Satisfaction with University Learning Experiences Questionnaire
- The Effects of Time Management and Coping Styles on Students’ Perceptions of their University Learning Experience
- Carla-Renee Sherwood
- An Examination of Psychosocial Constructs related to Satisfaction within the University Setting
- Jessica L. Neilson
- Self-Efficacy and Coping Styles: Combined Impact on the Perceived Importance of the University Course
- Allison J. Tunstall
- Psychosocial Factors affecting University Students’ Academic Self-Efficacy and Perceptions of Learning Behaviours
- Jacqueline E Swain
- Method regarding the Key Factors influencing Student Satisfaction Questionnaire
- Retention: The Effect of Self-Efficacy, Academic Performance and Semesters Completed
- Swaran Austin
- Key Factors influencing Student Satisfaction: Locus of Control, Self-Efficacy and Trait Hope
- Marama Forster
- Identifying Predictive Factors of Students’ Confidence to Manage Study and Employment
- Jules (Juliane) Wone
- Appendix A
- Ethics Number: H3317
Overall Student Satisfaction With University Learning Experiences Questionnaire
- Appendix B
- Ethics Approval Number: H 3292
- Key Factors Influencing Student Satisfaction Questionnaire
About the Authors
Nerina Caltabiano is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, James Cook University and has teaching responsibilities at both the Cairns and Singapore campuses. Both her Honours and PhD were in Social Psychology, namely nonverbal behaviour in children and attitudes towards compulsive casino gamblers. She is the coordinator of the Honours and Postgraduate Diploma program. She is a member of both the Australian and the American Psychological Societies. She has a good publication record within the area of social and development psychology and also supervises higher degree research students in these areas. Together with her collaborators, she has been the recipient of several grants including some internal faculty grants, an Australian Rotary Health Research Fund, a Cairns Campus, JCU Student Association Grant, Education Queensland grant, and an ARC Discovery Grant. She was a recipient of the 2009 Docemus Award for Volunteers given by the Cairns Catholic Diocese in recognition of unwavering commitment to Catholic Education. Her current research interests are in social cognition, socio-emotional development of children, and well-being.
Marie Caltabiano is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology within the School of Arts and Social Sciences at James Cook University Cairns campus. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, the Public Health Association of Australia, and the College of Health Psychologists. She is the Membership Secretary on the national executive of the APS College of Health Psychologists. Marie has 20 years of teaching experience in clinical health psychology and is a recipient of both a 2010 ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and a James Cook University Faculty Teaching Citation. She is co-author of Health psychology: Biopsychosocial interactions now in its 2nd Australasian edition. Her principal areas of research are psychosocial aspects of health, stress and coping; organizational aspects of job burnout, health promotion and disease prevention, women’s health in particular the climateric, Type 2 diabetes, emotion self-regulation, prototypes for physical activity, adult attachment and health processes, social self-efficacy within the doctor-patient relationship, caregiving in dementia, and resilient ageing. She has published five books and close to 100 papers in refereed Conference Proceedings and journals, both national and international.
Agnes Au is a lecturer in the Psychology Department at James Cook University. She completed her First Class Honours degree in the B.Sc and PhD at the University of Wollongong with the support of the Australian Development Cooperation Scholarship and a University Postgraduate Award. She then did her post-doctorate in Hong Kong and managed a $5 million government-related project on experimental education and neuroscience (2000-2003). Her research supervision covers areas like: multilingual competence, perceptual and cognitive processes in reading, learning disabilities and academic performance, cerebellum and music on higher cognitive functions, multiple intelligence, and application of neuroscience in education. She is currently serving on the editorial board of the journal “Annals of Dyslexia” and is a regular reviewer for many international journals. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, American Psychological Association and an Associate Fellow in the Hong Kong Psychological Society.