Social connectedness and the use of social resources in the initial phases of undergraduate studies
|Duration||01/2018 – 12/2020|
|Funded by||DFG [German Research Foundation]|
|Researchers||Dr. Julia Eberle, Prof. Dr. Nikol Rummel|
This project focusses on the relevance of social factors for academic success in the initial phases of undergraduate studies in science and technology, taking emotional/motivational and knowledge-related effects of social connectedness into account. In three studies, this project investigates relations and effects of significant social variables and academic success that enhance existing research insights in this field and complement the conceptual framework of the research unit ALSTER. Furthermore, it builds the foundations for practical measures to support students in overcoming the problems that may arise from a lack of social connectedness during the initial phases of their undergraduate studies and thus potentially leading to increased academic success.