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Transitioning in Higher Education: an exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction

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Transitioning in Higher Education : an exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction. / Pennington, Charlotte Rebecca; Bates, Elizabeth; Kaye, Linda et al.

In: Journal of Further and Higher Education, Vol. 42, No. 5, 05.2018, p. 596-607.

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Pennington CR, Bates E, Kaye L, Bolam L. Transitioning in Higher Education: an exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 2018 May;42(5):596-607. Epub 2017 May 2. doi: 10.1080/0309877X.2017.1302563

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Pennington, Charlotte Rebecca ; Bates, Elizabeth ; Kaye, Linda et al. / Transitioning in Higher Education : an exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction. In: Journal of Further and Higher Education. 2018 ; Vol. 42, No. 5. pp. 596-607.

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